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Bamboo Lights

Bamboo Lights

for chamber orchestra


  • Instrumentation: chamber orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
‘Dense bamboo forests surround and shelter the villages in southern China. Those groves bore witness to the horrors and atrocities of war: howling winds, flickering lights, eyes, shining, gazing, peering through the leaves […].’ (Lei Liang)

A memorial to Lei Liang’s family who perished in World War II, Bamboo Lights evokes images of the bamboo grove in a manner similar to the haiku poetry of Matsuo Basho. The work’s four movements emulate several aspects of the bamboo, concluding with the dramatic imagery of light flickering through the shoots, a parallel to Liang’s ancestors gazing at him from heaven.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by and dedicated to Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort
Content text: I Howling bamboo
II Fagility
III Dark echoes
IV Meeting our ancestors' eyes
Performance duration: 11'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 21. Februar 2013 Boston, MA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (USA) · Dirigent: Stephen Drury · Callithumpian Consort
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 1(pic).1.1.1-1.1.1.0-2perc(I: 4timp, crot, bng, b.d, bamboo chimes, lg bottle [or whistle]; II: xyl, mar, cym, tamt, bng, flex, lg bottle)-hp.pno-2vn.va.vc.db
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Stephen Drury
Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
2013-10-01 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
Conductor: Peter Scholes
Orchestra: Auckland Chamber Orchestra
2013-05-12 | Auckland (New Zealand), Raye Freedman Arts Center | national Premiere
Conductor: Stephen Drury
Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
2013-02-21 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | World Premiere
Audio Stream
‘Dense bamboo forests surround and shelter the villages in southern China. Those groves bore witness to the horrors and atrocities of war: howling winds, flickering lights, eyes, shining, gazing, peering through the leaves […].’ (Lei Liang)

A memorial to Lei Liang’s family who perished in World War II, Bamboo Lights evokes images of the bamboo grove in a manner similar to the haiku poetry of Matsuo Basho. The work’s four movements emulate several aspects of the bamboo, concluding with the dramatic imagery of light flickering through the shoots, a parallel to Liang’s ancestors gazing at him from heaven.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by and dedicated to Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort
Content text: I Howling bamboo
II Fagility
III Dark echoes
IV Meeting our ancestors' eyes
Performance duration: 11'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 21. Februar 2013 Boston, MA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (USA) · Dirigent: Stephen Drury · Callithumpian Consort
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 1(pic).1.1.1-1.1.1.0-2perc(I: 4timp, crot, bng, b.d, bamboo chimes, lg bottle [or whistle]; II: xyl, mar, cym, tamt, bng, flex, lg bottle)-hp.pno-2vn.va.vc.db
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Stephen Drury
Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
2013-10-01 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
Conductor: Peter Scholes
Orchestra: Auckland Chamber Orchestra
2013-05-12 | Auckland (New Zealand), Raye Freedman Arts Center | national Premiere
Conductor: Stephen Drury
Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
2013-02-21 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | World Premiere
Other Editions
  • full score
    ED 31182
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