The Changing Light - violin and supercollider


I shared this on the SC Facebook page, but thought the forum is probably even better.

Here is my recent work “The Changing Light” for violin and electronics (SuperCollider specifically).

It was performed by the amazing Adrianne Munden-Dixon in Statesboro, GA as part of the Channel Noise concert.

The piece is inspired by the poem below.

The Changing Light
Lawrence Ferlinghetti - 1919-2021
The changing light at San Francisco
is none of your East Coast light
none of your
pearly light of Paris
The light of San Francisco
is a sea light
an island light
And the light of fog
blanketing the hills
drifting in at night
through the Golden Gate
to lie on the city at dawn
And then the halcyon late mornings
after the fog burns off
and the sun paints white houses
with the sea light of Greece
with sharp clean shadows
making the town look like
it had just been painted
But the wind comes up at four o’clock
sweeping the hills
And then the veil of light of early evening
And then another scrim
when the new night fog
floats in
And in that vale of light
the city drifts
anchorless upon the ocean