...and it passes (Doppler) (2017)
Winner of NEC Honors Ensemble Competition 2018
Premiered by OWL Riot on May 8 in Jordan Hall - Boston, MA
Flute, Viola, Harp
About the piece
The classic example of the “Doppler effect” phenomenon is how a honking car sounds moving towards you and then moving away from you – there’s a change of pitch (and dynamic) according to us. I use this effect literally in my piece in various motives, but I also take a more liberal meaning on this “Doppler effect”.
I see the Doppler effect as three events. Something comes from a distance. Something arrives. Something leaves. I represent these events with three distinct sections.
This also made me think - many things in our lives arrive and then depart. A simple hello and good-bye to a friend. Falling in love and breaking up. Eating food and taking a shit. Regardless, it always leave a little different as a result.