John Estacio on Borealis

Description:Composer John Estacio speaks about his piece Borealis.
Credits:Edmonton Symphony, John Estacio
Subject:John Estacio | Borealis
Related People:John EstacioJohn Estacio
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TranscriptionIn this Edmonton Symphony video, Edmonton-based composer John Estacio discusses Borealis, a composition based on the effect of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the "Northern lights". Estacio recounts the first time he experienced the lights, and how he approached the issue of transforming the effect of light into sound in this piece. He explains that he was concerned primarily with the unstructured and constantly changing nature of the lights, and describes how he relied on the string section to produce a sound that bends in a similar way.
Created Date02 Nov 2010