• Daniel Wohl
  • Radiance (2016)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2vn, va, vc (all amplified); electronics
  • 10 min

Programme Note

I find that one of the most challenging aspects of composing is finding continuity in the midst of change. I was interested in creating a piece of music that is both an uninterrupted flow and at the same time changes quite dramatically every few bars. Radical changes in feelings, thoughts, and situations is something that one has to accept in life but that we don't often seek in music as we frequently look for a comfortable and unified stream of sounds. Radiance refers to the final, blissful chord in the piece which rewards us after weathering its ups and downs. However that chord also only lasts a short while.

- Daniel Wohl