FILAMENT for VIOLIN
This piece is inspired by the beautiful, orange glow of filament and the unending fountain of energy required to maintain that incandescence. The music follows the flow of the current. The piece begins with a surge of electricity and a blazing, ascending violin line. This type of insatiable, rising motion reoccurs continuously throughout the piece as the electricity continues to flow. Along the way, the filament is constantly transforming that energy into light and the violin finds a sense of both repetition and delirious restlessness amidst this process. In the end, that energy and effort resonates as a bright, vibrant glow.
Completed in 2019 and to be premiered by Hajnal Pivnick. The piece was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition.