Light, Awaken (2022)
alto saxophone, flute, violin, piano, percussion (vibraphone/suspended cymbal)
Click HERE to view a PDF of the score.
About Light, Awaken
Light Awaken was premiered at the UNLV Nextet new music series concert on March 23, 2022 featuring Shawna Pennock (alto sax), Lauren Zwonik-Stutz (flute), Weiwei Le (violin), Jennifer Bellor (piano), and Gabriela Ordoñez Villalobos (percussion). The premiere also featured a robotic arm playing mini cymbals with Tim Warren conducting.
While composing Light Awaken, I was inspired by the motion and sound the robotic arm makes. I imagined a beautiful, melodic composition that includes the sweeping motion and sound of the robotic arm paired with saxophone multiphonics, flute wind tones, and violin harmonics. Phil Joy built the robotic arm that inspired this composition, and we call it, “Theo.”
Recording and a music video will be released Fall 2022.
Here are some excerpts from the premiere featuring the robotic arm: