The Vanishing Dark
for chamber ensemble and electronics(2017)
|Commission||Columbia Composers for Talea Ensemble|
|Premiere||May 1, 2017; The DiMenna Center for Classical Music; Talea Ensemble, Jeffrey Means (conductor)|
|Instrumentation||flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet/voice, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, contrabass, and audio playback|
|Technical requirements||See preview pages for electronics and percussion details.|
The Vanishing Dark is inspired by the podcast episode of the same name from the Nocturne podcast series. This work is an exploration of the loss of natural darkness, our diminishing comfort with the dark, and our false sense of security with artificial light.