Where Shadow Chases Light
(Duration: 15 mins)
Instrumentation: 2[2/picc.]-2-2-2/4-3-3-1/timp+3 perc/harp+piano/strings
Where Shadow Chases Light combines gestures from the composer’s Indian background with a form built around shifting bands of orchestral color. Using ragas, improvisatory melodies, elaborate ornamentation and rich, multi-layered textures, the work evokes vast, shifting landscapes of stark black and white.
“…where shadow chases light and the rain comes in the wake of the summer…”
Gitanjali, Rabindranath Tagore
Where Shadow Chases Light was commissioned by the Oakland East Bay Symphony with funding from The James Irvine Foundation. It was first performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Michael Morgan conducting, on March 28th, 2014.