Lagrange Point by Jordan Nobles
Performed live at the Orpheum Annex on November 17, 2013
By a grand ensemble made up of members of Duo Verdejo, Cordei, NOVO Ensemble, Ethos Collective, and the Negative Zed ensemble.
Presented by Redshift Music redshiftmusic.org and Vancouver New Music newmusic.org
Jordan Nobles jordannobles.com
Samantha Fu, flute (from Ethos Collective)
Heather Beaty, flute (from Novo Ensemble)
Colin MacDonald, soprano saxophone (from Negative Zed)
Katie Rife, percussion (from Ethos Collective)
Timothy Van Cleave, percussion (from Ethos Collective)
Martin Fisk, percussion (from Negative Zed)
Albertina Chan, harp (from Cordei)
Chris Morano, piano (from Ethos Collective)
Adrian Verdejo, guitar (from Negative Zed, Duo Verdejo)
Janna Sailor, violin (from Cordei)
Kathryn Emiko Lee, violin (from Ethos Collective)
Markus Takizawa, viola (from Duo Verdejo)
Marina Hasselberg, cello (from Novo Ensemble)
Stefan Hintersteininger, cello (from Ethos Collective)
Audio Recording: Paul Luchkow
Video Recording: Chris Randle
A Lagrange Point (named after the Italian-French mathematician Joseph Louis Lagrange) is a position in an orbital configuration of two large bodies where a smaller object, affected only by the combined gravitational pull of the two large masses, can be stationary relative to them (such as a satellite with respect to the Earth and Moon). It is a point in space where the object can theoretically be suspended as each large mass exerts an equal influence upon it. This piece is an attempt to suspend the music at its own "Lagrange point" between motion and silence.
Lagrange Point is dedicated to Neil deGrasse Tyson.