Fog is a fantasy around the Bach E major Prelude from Partita in E. The composer suggests that a solo violinist plays the Bach prelude from elsewhere in the auditorium (such as the back of the hall), and then goes attacca into Fog. This is how the composer performs the piece although it's not conditional and adds 5 minutes to the total duration.
Fog is a 90th birthday tribute to Frank Gehry. It is a fantasy around the Bach E major Prelude from Partita in E, which was the first piece of music Frank and I heard in the Walt Disney Concert Hall while it was still under construction. Much of the of the harmony is based on Frank’s name: F A G E H (B natural in English).
- Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Fog' at the LA Phil Gala
- 27th September 2023
- The LA Philharmonic's annual gala will pay tribute to maverick architect Frank Gehry with performances by iconoclasts in their own fields, including Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Fog' accompanying choreography by Lucinda Childs.
- US premiere of orchestral version of Fog by Salonen
- 7th February 2022
- On February 11 the LA Philharmonic’s Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the LA Phil in the US premiere of the orchestral version of Fog.