Splintered Light

Splintered Light (2019) – orchestra (3 [1/pic.2.3] 3. 3[1.2.bcl] 2. — 4. 3. 3[1.2.btbn] 1. —  tmp[4, no 20”] 3 perc — 2hp — str)

Written for the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra

“Splintered Light” is a nickname for the natural phenomenon that describes the Sun’s rays breaking through clouds and creating pillars of light. I imagine the rays containing so much potential energy that they overwhelm the clouds, and light beams through. This piece is my interpretation of the splintered light that manages to shine through at the cloudiest of times.