RESONATING LIGHT

for 9 musicians



RESONATING LIGHT for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion and double bass was commissioned by I Solisti del Vento in 2013 to celebrate their 25th anniversary. It was a continuation of the works Henderickx composed for the ensemble and its artistic leader Francis Pollet in the 1980s and 1990s, such as RONDDOLEN for bassoon (1987), DROOMBEELDEN for oboe, bassoon and piano (1988) and MYSTERIUM for 10 woodwinds (1989). For this latter work Wim Henderickx received the International Composition Prize Flanders-Quebec in 1993. 

For RESONATING LIGHT Wim Henderickx was inspired by the instrumentation of Edgard Varèse's work Octandre. Henderickx’s aim was to investigate the sonic possibilities of this instrumental combination. The light sculptures by James Turrell served as a meaningful visual source of inspiration.

The idea of light as a spiritual element (enlightenment) was also decisive in this work.

 The attempt to give sound to light and light beams, originates from Henderickx’s fascination with natural phenomena and the universe. He has already worked on this theme in such pieces as TEJAS for orchestra (2009).



In RESONATING LIGHT three parts merge into one another without interruption. A dynamic and fast-paced first movement is followed by more static second and third movements.




RECORDINGS

CD I Solisti del Vento   Cd with RESONATING LIGHTMYSTERIUM, RONDDOLEN and DROOMBEELDEN (2013)
by Wim Henderickx
I Solisti del Vento, cond. Wim Henderickx
www.isolistidelvento.be 
(Part I)

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

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INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

RESONATING LIGHT for 9 musicians
commissioned by I Solisti del Vento (+/- 15')
to celebrate their 25th anniversary
first performance, August 25, 2013 
I Solisti del Vento, cond. Wim Henderickx
at the Jezuïetenkerk in Lier (B)
during the INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL






RETROSPECTRE