"Sombras" in Portuguese means shadows, the conceptual inspiration for the work. Sombras depicts multiple, colored shadows as orchestral textures, motifs, and gestures. Light is represented through time; as the piece progresses, shadows overlap and transform, sculpting the structure of the composition. The work unfolds in three sections, fast-slow-fast, and the form represents the overall perspective shifts casted by the orchestra evoking the transformation, distortion, expansion or contraction of shadows. Sombras was composed in the fall of 2009 and is 8 minutes in duration.
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