for chamber orchestra188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206-2perc-hp.pno-2vn.va.vc.db (2013)
|Commission||Commissioned by and dedicated to Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort|
|Premiere||February 21, 2013; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA (USA); Callithumpian Consort; Stephen Drury, conductor|
Bamboo Lights is a memorial for my family members who perished in the war. Dense bamboo forests surround and shelter the villages in southern China. These groves bore witness to the horrors and atrocities of war: howling winds, flickering lights, eyes shining, gazing, peering through the leaves......
Bamboo Lights (for chamber orchestra) was commissioned by the Callithumpian Consort and its artistic director, Stephen Drury, who gave its premiere at the recently completed Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
--- Lei Liang