L'empire des lumières

Date of Composition: 
1993
Duration: 
5'
Instrumentation: 

L'empire des lumières attempts to find some musical equivalents to the extraordinary tromp l’oeil of Rene Magritte’s lamplit street scene beneath a blue sky. This is sought in three sources , a hesitant chordal sequence in many tempi, a simple diatonic melodic fragment that incongruously follows this and a rapid disappearing act, ppp, over the entire range of the keyboard. 

Instructions for Use: 
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Performer: 
Jenny Q Chai