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Anxiety... Tumbling into Ecstasy

for orchestra

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  9m
Instrumentation:  2*222; 4231; timp., 3 perc.; hp; str | (Perc: triangle, maracas, tubular bells, bass drum, marimba, roto-toms, claves, thunder sheet, gong, and metal wind chime)

Year:  2004
Duration:  9m
Instrumentation  2*222; 4231; timp., 3 perc....

Jeff Lin

Composer:   Jeff Lin

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Anxiety is a common psychological disorder in modern society. It is a state of uneasiness or tension caused by over-worrying about a possible future problem or danger. Ecstasy here implies a state of exalted delight, joy, and then, gradually moves to a more extreme emotion.

A person experiences various feelings every day. However, some people have to overcome certain psychological difficulties, such as phobia or anxiety. This piece reflects two aspects of feelings, anxiety and ecstasy, which are unique in humans. One maybe we are trying to avoid, while another one, we are trying to pursue. Some people may have already experienced both of these two states in real life. Others may have just suffered anxiety but never have made the journey into the euphoria of ecstasy. It is interesting to notice that if these two feelings are persistent or triggered by certain events, they both can lead to intense emotions, such as Anxiety Attack and an ecstasy of rage.

Performance history

03 Oct 2005: Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the 2005 Composers’ Workshop and conducted by Marc Taddei