Commissioned by the Oregon Mozart Players for the 2022 Sound Investment Commission, Songs from the Deep takes inspiration from whale song and ocean currents, an immersive experience juxtaposing noise and melody, stasis and motion, chaos with moments of sublime, ethereal beauty. Featuring antiphonal effects in the strings, aleatory and extended techniques, melodies drawing on Indian ornamentation, the work builds an immersive soundscape of water, movement, current and flow; of changing colors and shifting light; of wild voices emerging out of chaos. [From the composer’s website]
2 horns in F
2 trumpets in C
Percussion (1 player)
Strings [minimum 184.108.40.206.2 players]
Note: Two string quartets are pulled out from the tutti string sections and seated apart to create antiphonal effects.
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