for soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello
Commissioned by LA Phil for performance by International Contemporary Ensemble
Lumina takes inspiration from bioluminescent clusters of Arachnocampa luminosa (New Zealand glowworms), and the stasis and resonance of the caves they inhabit. Beyond their constellation-like appearance from a distance, the larvae’s blue-green light lures flying insects, ensnaring them in sticky mucus-droplet threads.
Lumina was commissioned by LA Phil for performance by International Contemporary Ensemble in the Noon to Midnight Festival 2019.
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Tue 23rd Nov, 2021
NZ premiere by Stroma, conductor Mark Cater, for Stroma's 20th Anniversary Concert at Public Trust Hall, Wellington
Sat 22nd June, 2019
premiered by International Contemporary Ensemble, conductor Steve Schick in the Noon to Midnight festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA)