2009 Xavier University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Matthew Westgate, conductor
February 25, 2010 by the Xavier University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Cincinnati, OH. Matt Westgate, conductor
2 Piccolos, 8 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 9 B-flat Clarinets, 2 Bass Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophone, 4 Cornets, 6 B-flat Trumpets, 4 Horns, 4 Trombones, 2 Euphoniums, 3 Tubas, String Bass, 3 Percussion*, Harp, Piano.
*Vibraphone, Crash Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Marimba, Tubular Bells, Crotales, Triangle, Tam-tam, Glockenspiel
Motordom is my musical interpretation of artist Keith Sonnier’s light installation entitled “Motordom.” It is found in front of the District 7 Caltrans building in downtown Los Angeles. Shifting patterns of red and blue light, generated in neon and argon tubes, develop in horizontal bands all around the lobby of the Caltrans building. The tubes evoke taillights streaming down the freeway.