Rain Worthington - Composer
Composition: Shredding Glass - for orchestra (excerpt)
Shredding Glass began as an immediate cathartic response to the events and images of September 11, 2001. The music is ultimately about transcendence and I hope that it may touch the hearts of others who have similarly experienced the devastating consequences of politically motivated aggressions and tragedies. Audio is the beginning excerpt.
"This is a very beautiful work, which weaves intricate patterns of sound in an hallucinogenic haze. It’s beautifully orchestrated, the material is well handled and it creates a dreamscape of exquisite allure."
– Bob Briggs, MusicWeb-International
“…Worthington’s piece provides the listener instead with exquisite disintegration, mere glass filaments casting light in all directions, with an undercurrent of unresolved apprehension… The texture is transparent but luminous, reminiscent perhaps of the late works of Mahler.”
– Scott Locke (Journal of International Alliance of Women in Music)
Full track single available at CDBaby: cdbaby.com/cd/RainWorthington
Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor; Czech Philharmonic.
(original release: Masterworks of the New Era, Vol. 12. ERMMedia)
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