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Michael Gordon

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Weather One (1997)
Publisher
Red Poppy
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1997
Duration
20 Minutes
Orchestration
Programme Note
Michael Gordon Weather One (1997)

Composer note:
Weather One is the first movement from my piece for string orchestra, Weather, in an arrangement for string sextet. Weather was commissioned by the Seimans Foundation for the German-based string orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz. Inspired by the chaotic scheme of Weather patterns, I wondered how these might transfer musically, as if the past several hundred years of musical ideas were swirling around, and I could just grab things I liked and build on them.

Weather One is influenced by Vivaldi's motoric string writing and use of canons, where the melody played by an instrument is immediately played by another in close succession.

––Michael Gordon

Performances
Date
Title
  • 06 NOV 2014
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ballet British Columbia

    Other Dates:
    7,8 November - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 27 APR 2013
    New York, NY
    Columbia University Miller Theatre
    Brad Lubman, conductor
  • 22 APR 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ethel Quartet
  • 08 DEC 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wild Up Modern Music Collective
    Christopher Rountree, conductor
  • 15 MAY 2012
    Sadler's Wells Theatre London
    Ballet Rambert

    Other Dates:
    16-19 May - Sadler's Wells Theatre London
  • 15 MAY 2012
    Sadler's Wells Theatre London
    Ballet Rambert

    Other Dates:
    16-19 May - Sadler's Wells Theatre London
  • 17 SEP 2011
    New York, NY
  • 08 FEB 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Georgia Tech Sonic Generator
  • 10 JUL 2009
    Holland
    Nederlands Strijkers Gilde

    Other Dates:
    11,12 July - Holland
  • 20 FEB 2009
    France
    Le Manege de Mons

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