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

Type: orchestral

Year: 2018

Premiere: Performed by the SinfoNua Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy at the Cork School of Music, 2nd September 2018.

Duration: 12’30

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

in between

body parts,

architectural structures,

musical notes.

names for spaces

as if they are

real

concrete

solid

and not just

gaps

voids

silences