Resonance Unfolding 1 - 2011

9min

 

(*4*4*4*4/6441/2Perc/Tmp/Hrp/Pno/Strings)

 

  • Premiere: June 11, 2011, Orpheum Theater, Vancouver/British Columbia, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey - Conductor

 

Resonance Unfolding is a study in constantly shifting harmonies and timbres.  A small harmonic idea is in perpetual modulation through the cycle of 5ths, in a constant state of arrival and departure.  As well, a lengthy section abandons metric rigor in which the players perform small melodic gestures in a rubato manner, creating a soup of sonic fluidity.

 

The large scoring matches that of Mahler's 1st Symphony which was also on the program of the premiere concert

 

Review: VSO ends season on high note

By David Gordon Duke

 

"First off, though, was something new: Resonance Unfolding by VSO composer-in-residence Scott Good. Using the super-sized orchestrational complement assembled for Mahler's First Symphony, Good's work was a sure-footed (and often subdued) colour study for truly extravagant instrumental forces."