March 12th, 2016
Women Composers Festival of Hartford
“Luminosity” explores how brass instruments can convey the essence of various forms of light, both visible and invisible. While combining both expected and unexpected colors and textures that are unique to brass instruments, this work strives to capture a series of moments – from light that illuminates certain aspects of nature to the ineffable kind that radiates from within a particular person. This piece was commissioned by the Women Composers Festival of Hartford for its 2016 Festival, and premiered by the Nautilus Brass. More importantly, it is dedicated to my son Ethan, because “Within you is The Light of Thousand Suns” (Robert Adams).