Glimmer (2010)

SpliThesis of Croatia
by Kathryn Woodard


Glimmer was inspired by the poem by Anne Sexton, The Fury of Rain Storms, and a key phrase in it, “Light up the Cave.” The “glimmer” of dissonances, harmonics, bowed crotales, etc. develops into longer phrases and more activity, but the theme of shimmering light is held throughout with recurring gestures. The score implies a basic pulse, but the meterless scoring leaves room for a freer interpretation of timing based on responses among the players.  



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