COLOURS DEPEND ON THE LIGHT YOU SEE BY ROBERT COLEMAN PERFORMED BY THE SINFONUA ORCHESTRA
Live recording performed by the SinfoNua Orchestra and conducted by David Brophy at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, 3rd September 2018.
Instrumentation: 2d1, 2, 2, 2+1 - 4, 3, 3, 1, 2 perc, str
Premiere: Performed by the SinfoNua Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy at the Cork School of Music, 2nd September 2018.
Words by: Luna Fides
Colours depend on the light you see was commissioned by the National Concert Hall, Dublin as part of the Jerome Hynes Young Composers' Award 2017
Colours depend on the light you see is an exploration of music as object. Various blocks of material are introduced and then revealed in another context, either layered with other material, expanded, contracted or fragmented. The result is a quasi-static atmosphere where changing perspectives and viewpoints are given of the various musical entities. The title is a phrase from Joyce's Ulysses and I chose it because of how it references the vast array of colours (essentially different perspectives) that can be produced from a single entity (light).
(extract from) Spaces
i once read that
there are names for the spaces
names for spaces
as if they are
and not just