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Rainphase

for orchestra

Year:  2015   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 4 perc.; 2 hp; strings | (Perc: crot., vib., gong, glock., waterphone, susp. cymbal, tam-tam, bass drum, snare drum, t. block, claves, wood blocks, xylophone, triangle)

Year:  2015
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 4 pe...

Composer:   Salina Fisher

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Salina Fisher, youngest eve...

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About

For quite some time, the beauty and chaos of Wellington rain has inspired me to respond musically. My latest orchestral work ‘Rainphase’ draws on characteristics of water as rain: its shape and shapelessness, transparency and density, energy and calm, and its capacity for reflection in both a literal and emotional sense.

Structurally, it flows through various stages of this “phase” in the water cycle: last rays diminishing as grey clouds form; droplets released; a frenzy of water and wind; all collecting in streams. I’m particularly fascinated by the variation in sound and movement of raindrops depending on the material upon which they fall, and the texture created when these countless individual timbres and rhythms happen all at once.

The ending evokes a memorable moment of obscure beauty that I experienced on a still night last winter. Heavy rain had transformed empty streets into blurry mirrors, reflecting warm glows of street and traffic lights.