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Michael Gordon

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Light is Calling (cello version) (2001)
Work Notes
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Red Poppy
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
Year Composed
7 Minutes
Programme Note
Michael Gordon Light is Calling (cello version) (2001)
Related works:
Light is Calling for violin and audio playback
Light is Calling for cello and audio playback
Composer note:
I wrote Light Is Calling in my studio on Desbrosses Street in the days and months after September 11, 2001. I live close to Ground Zero, and I wanted to make something beautiful after witnessing something ugly and tragic. The piece juxtaposes the sound of an acoustic cello with warped electronic pulses played backwards.

Bill Morrison, with whom I collaborated on Decasia, created an accompanying film to Light Is Calling by reprinting and re-editing a scene from the black-and-white 1926 movie, The Bells.

––Michael Gordon

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