Line and Shadow

for Chamber Orchestra

Paul Lansky

Performing Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra
Duration: 7:30
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Line and Shadow attempts to create a musical metaphor for these visual concepts. Closely spaced canons create shades and shadows of simple tunes, making the idea of echo and reverberation a musical analog to the visual resonance created by the way light is reflected and refracted by objects. In other parts of the piece, parallel harmonies create a different impression of musical shadow. While there is not any direct way to translate between sight and sound, it is always interesting to contemplate their relations.

Scores & Parts

Line and Shadow - Full Score - Large

Additional Information

Composition Date 2008
Orchestration 2 2(E.H.) 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Str.
Premiere 3rd, 4th October, 2008. Riverside Symphonia, conducted by Mariusz Smolij, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Lambertville, NJ.

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