Power lines

for chamber wind ensemble, 8-10″ (2021).

About the work:
This work is dedicated to my hometown of Normal, Illinois, where growing up I would spend long car rides gazing up at the power lines dancing across an empty blue landscape. From afar they look delicate, like thin ribbons running along an open sky; but we know that they are filled with power and volatility. Although they are often overlooked in everyday life, power lines are a representation of how vulnerability and strength coexist more often than we may think.

Full instrumentation:
2 Bb Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone

Horn in F
Bb Trumpet

2 percussion (Vibraphone, Bass Drum, Glockenspiel, Sizzle Cymbal)

‘Power lines’ was commissioned in consortium led by Anthony Marinello and the Illinois State University Wind Symphony.