LIGHT PATHS

for symphony orchestra

​Duration:

23 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

3 flutes (3rd doubles alto flute and piccolo); 3 oboes (3rd doubles English horn); 3 clarinets ( 3rd doubles bass clarinet); 3 bassoons (3rd doubles CBN); 4 horns; 3 trumpets, 3 trombones; tuba; harp; pno./cel.; timp. percussion (3); strings

Year Composed:  

2016

Written For:
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Commissioned By:
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra through the generous support of the Israel Ministry for Culture and Sport, “Kol Kore 2016.

Premiere Performance:

18/11/2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Program Notes:

Light Paths for symphony orchestra portrays light through sound. Now and again the light will travel fast, as car lights on a highway, sometimes it will travel slowly, like a dim spot coming from a distant ship. The intensity of light can range from a flickering candlelight to an intense bright beam that temporarily blinds the eyes. It can be direct or non-direct, it can flicker, shimmer, dim, increase, expand, focus… It can be masked by a cloud or fog, then reappear in a different form or intensity. It can wear different colors – white, blue, yellowish beam, reddish beam… from different materials – fire, electricity, gas…

The first and third movements explore the fast and more direct light sources, while the middle movement explores the mysterious aspect of a distant-nearby light.
 

Light Paths was commissioned by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra through the generous support of the Israel Ministry for Culture and Sport, “Kol Kore 2016.”

 

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Lior Navok, composer | contemporary music composer | new music composer