Rings: Paths and Passing

PROGRAM NOTE:

 

Rings: Paths and Passing explores themes of loss, inner-antagonism, and transformation. Grounding this exploration is the movement of sound through the ensemble and a poem by Rainer Marie Rilke: ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen // “I live my life in growing rings.”

WORK INFORMATION:

INSTRUMENTATION:
A. Fl., E. Hn., [1. B. Cl], [1. CBn.], 1.0.1.1, Timp., Perc., Pn., Hp., Strings 1.1.6.1.4

DURATION:
ca. 6'40''

PREMIERE:
April 8th, 2022 by the Manhattan School of Music Composers' Orchestra in Neidorff-Karpati Hall

AWARDS:
Carl Kanter Prize - Second Place