Over a moving landscape
Over a moving landscape was composed in Rome, Italy and completed in Ménerbes, France (Provence). It comes from a time and place in my life filled with extraordinary visions and emotions.
I was very fortunate to be invited to stay in a 9th century house in Ménerbes that once belonged to Dora Maar and Picasso. The house is situated in a village of unspeakable beauty overlooking fields of rich vibrant colors. This is an area of the world where great works of Cézanne and Van Gogh come to life. It was here that Over a moving landscape was completed. The work is a tribute to the spirits, visions, transformations and emotions of that time, and it hopefully conveys an unseen force, something more kinetic that imbues music with a unique power.
The work was commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University for Michael Lowenstern and Sequitur, and is dedicated to Nancy Brown Negley. She is a warm, generous and sensitive soul. Her spirit fills the world with an extraordinary magic for which I am eternally grateful.
Flute, Bb Clarinet, Horn in F,
1 percussionist: Vibraphone, 2 Bongos (high and low), 3 Toms (high, medium & low), Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Tambourine (mountable), Castanets (mountable), Triangle, Sizzle Cymbal, Small Suspended Cymbal, Large Suspended Cymbal & Large Tam-tam
Solo Bb bass clarinet
Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass