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Bamboo Lights

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chamber orchestra
Bamboo Lights is a memorial for my family members who have perished in the war. Dense bamboo forests surround and shelter the villages in southern China. These groves bore witness to the horrors and atrocities of war: howling winds, flickering lights, eyes, shining, gazing, peering through the leaves......
Product number: LSMC 50647
Edition: Performance material

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‘Dense bamboo forests surround and shelter the villages in southern China. Those groves bore witness to the horrors and atrocities of war: howling winds, flickering lights, eyes, shining, gazing, peering through the leaves […].’ (Lei Liang)

A memorial to Lei Liang’s family who perished in World War II, Bamboo Lights evokes images of the bamboo grove in a manner similar to the haiku poetry of Matsuo Basho. The work’s four movements emulate several aspects of the bamboo, concluding with the dramatic imagery of light flickering through the shoots, a parallel to Liang’s ancestors gazing at him from heaven.

Orchestral Cast

1(pic).1.1.1-1.1.1.0-2perc(I: 4timp, crot, bng, b.d, bamboo chimes, lg bottle [or whistle]; II: xyl, mar, cym, tamt, bng, flex, lg bottle)-hp.pno-2vn.va.vc.db

Content

I Howling bamboo
II Fagility
III Dark echoes
IV Meeting our ancestors' eyes

More Information

Title:
Bamboo Lights
for chamber orchestra
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
2013
Duration:
11 ′
World Premiere:
February 21, 2013 · Boston, MA (USA)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Conductor: Stephen Drury · Callithumpian Consort

Commissioned work :
Commissioned by and dedicated to Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort
Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
LSMC 50647
Delivery rights:
Worldwide

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Performances

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  • Bamboo Lights
    Lucerne Festival
    Orchestra: Ensemble des Lucerne Festival Contempory Orchestra
    August 23, 2023 | Luzern (Switzerland) , KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal — National premiere
  • Bamboo Lights
    Bamboo Lights
    Conductor: Stephen Drury
    Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
    October 1, 2013 | Boston, MA (United States of America) , Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
  • Bamboo Lights
    Bamboo Lights
    Conductor: Peter Scholes
    Orchestra: Auckland Chamber Orchestra
    May 12, 2013 | Auckland (New Zealand) , Raye Freedman Arts Center — National premiere
  • Bamboo Lights
    Bamboo Lights
    Conductor: Stephen Drury
    Orchestra: Callithumpian Consort
    February 21, 2013 | Boston, MA (United States of America) , Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum — World premiere
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