Refractions: On Escher

“Refractions: On Escher” is inspired by Dutch artist M. C. Escher’s 1938 woodcut “Day and Night.” The work explores the impossible transformations of foreground into background and background into foreground across the passage of time, yet exists entirely within a single frame. In these refractions, I’ve attempted to capture a similar metamorphosis of motives within the piece, framing its opposing elements within the confines of a single performer.

This piece was written as part of the 2017 Peabody Flute & Composition Collaboration Recital and was premiered by Gyuri Kim.

Clear Its Radiance Shine
Philip Snyder V
Solo/Chamber
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Kylo Balan
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber
The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little
Matthew Kilby
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber
The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little
may morning musings
Philip Snyder, V
Solo/Chamber
may morning musings
effervescent widgets
Evan Feldman, conductor
Large Ensemble
effervescent widgets
Here
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber
Refractions: On Escher
Refractions: On Escher
Constantly risking absurdity
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber
Constantly risking absurdity
metallurgy
Chapel Hill CME
Solo/Chamber
metallurgy