Water Prism

Instrumentation | orchestra

Year | 2015

Duration | 6'

Premiere | Premiered by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Note | Water Prism for orchestra is inspired by the phenomenon in which light passes through a prism, forming a rainbow. Prism separates white light and refracts it to form the colors of rainbow. This composition begins with short notes with simple harmonies, which become longer and longer in length and grow into more complex harmonies, as the light is separated into many different colors through the prism. Longer notes eventually evolve into melodies, creating the greatest color and brilliance.