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Luminous

Luminous

for solo contrabass and chamber ensemble


  • Instrumentation: solo contrabass and chamber ensemble
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Luminous was inspired by Mark Dresser’s uniquely powerful musical expressions and innovative techniques created for the contrabass. The instrument’s rich spectra embody 'voices' that encompass extreme opposites – lightness and darkness, angels and ghosts, paradise and inferno – unified by a singular vibrating body. The composition explores these voices in a few large sections, starting with bowing on one string that produces multiphonics, double-stop bowing, and pizzicati. It concludes with the threading technique (attaching the bow from beneath the string) which allows the performer to bow multiple strings simultaneously. The last section is subtitled 'The Answer Questioned' as an homage to Charles Ives and György Kurtág.

Luminous was composed for bassist Mark Dresser, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and its Music Director Steven Schick. It was made possible by a generous grant from TenFourteen LLC, an arm of the Jebediah Foundation. Lei Liang
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, made possible by a generous grant from TenFourteen LLC, an arm of the Jebediah Foundation
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 29. März 2015 Berkeley, CA, Hertz Hall (USA) · Mark Dresser, contrabass · Dirigent: Steven Schick · San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Year of composition: 2014
instrumentation: bass clarinet (with small spring drum), horn (with medium spring drum), percussion (3cym, 5tempbl, whip, whistle, guiro, 1timp, crot, vib, 2bng, tam-t, b.d), piano (with protractor and slide bar), violin (with small spring drum), viola (with medium spring drum), cello (with large spring drum)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Stephen Drury
Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
2019-06-18 | Boston,MA (United States of America), Jordan Hall
Conductor: Steven Schick
2016-11-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Miller Theatre, Columbia University
Conductor: Steven Schick
Orchestra: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
2015-03-29 | Berkeley, CA (United States of America), Hertz Hall — Cal Performances | World Premiere
Luminous was inspired by Mark Dresser’s uniquely powerful musical expressions and innovative techniques created for the contrabass. The instrument’s rich spectra embody 'voices' that encompass extreme opposites – lightness and darkness, angels and ghosts, paradise and inferno – unified by a singular vibrating body. The composition explores these voices in a few large sections, starting with bowing on one string that produces multiphonics, double-stop bowing, and pizzicati. It concludes with the threading technique (attaching the bow from beneath the string) which allows the performer to bow multiple strings simultaneously. The last section is subtitled 'The Answer Questioned' as an homage to Charles Ives and György Kurtág.

Luminous was composed for bassist Mark Dresser, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and its Music Director Steven Schick. It was made possible by a generous grant from TenFourteen LLC, an arm of the Jebediah Foundation. Lei Liang
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, made possible by a generous grant from TenFourteen LLC, an arm of the Jebediah Foundation
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 29. März 2015 Berkeley, CA, Hertz Hall (USA) · Mark Dresser, contrabass · Dirigent: Steven Schick · San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Year of composition: 2014
instrumentation: bass clarinet (with small spring drum), horn (with medium spring drum), percussion (3cym, 5tempbl, whip, whistle, guiro, 1timp, crot, vib, 2bng, tam-t, b.d), piano (with protractor and slide bar), violin (with small spring drum), viola (with medium spring drum), cello (with large spring drum)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Stephen Drury
Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
2019-06-18 | Boston,MA (United States of America), Jordan Hall
Conductor: Steven Schick
2016-11-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Miller Theatre, Columbia University
Conductor: Steven Schick
Orchestra: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
2015-03-29 | Berkeley, CA (United States of America), Hertz Hall — Cal Performances | World Premiere