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Light without heat : for chamber orchestra

by Lorenzo Alvaro (2008)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

This work's base material derives from an earlier work Chemiluminescence (for flute quartet). The material has been recomposed to form a new work with the same program:

"Many chemical reactions produce both light and heat. A burning candle is such a reaction. When a candle is lit, its flame both glows and becomes hot. It is much less common for a chemical reaction to produce light without heat. The light from such reactions is called cool light, because it is created without heat. Reactions that produce light without heat are called chemiluminescent reactions. Perhaps the most familiar chemiluminescent reactions are those that occur in living organisms. Fireflies produce light without heat by a chemiluminescent reactiions."

(http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HOMEEXPTS/Chemilum.html, accessed 15/11/2007)

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet (doubles on clarinet), contrabassoon (doubles bassoon), 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, tuba, timpani (doubles on 3 Cymbals), mixed percussion (2 players), harp, piano, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Cybec Foundation, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

First performance: by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly at Cybec Australian Composers Program Finals (Iwaki Auditorium) on 4 Feb 2009

Performances of this work

6 May 2009: at MSO Metropolis - Narcissus (The Malthouse). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher.

4 Feb 2009: at Cybec Australian Composers Program Finals (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly.

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