BIG RIP

PROGRAM NOTE

The big rip is a rip in the universe resulting from the ever-expanding explosion that started it all, the Big Bang. Eventually the expansion of the universe will take its toll, much like a balloon being over-inflated, and all that is known and unknown will end violently in one cataclysmic rip. The work incorporates musical and gestural rips conveying the idea of something being ripped violently apart. 

 

 Awarded Third Prize; College Orchestra Directors Association Composition Competition

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

April 23, 2016: Idaho Falls Symphony, conducted by Thomas Heuser

September 28, 2013: University of Utah Symphony Orchestra

August 3, 2012: Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, conducted by Lio Kuokman

August 3, 2012: Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, conducted by Vinay Parameswaran

October 24, 2011: University of Michigan Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Oriol Sans

YEAR

2008, Rev. 2011

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Orchestra:

2(2.picc)222/2221/

timp+2/hp/pno/str

 

Chamber Orchestra:

1(picc)111/1110/2 perc/

pno/str (2111 min.)

 

DURATION

7 minutes

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

July 16, 2011

Alarm Will Sound,

Conducted by Alan Pierson 

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