polar vortex (symphony no. 1)

rainbow

instruments small wind ensemble – 1*1*4*1 2331 11 db.

commissioner Östgötamusiken, on initiative from artistic director Christoffer Nobin

 

 

year of production 2021

 

 

dedication to the Pride LGBT-movement

 

 

movements
  

1) Red: life

2) Orange: healing

3) Yellow: sun

4) Green: nature

5) Blue: harmony

6) Purple: soul

 

 

duration 11’   

 


first performance 

online streamed perfomance thru YouTube

May 7th 2021

Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker (Nordic Wind Ensemble); Christian Lindberg 

 

publisher  

 

 

 

discography European Gramophone to be released on all major digital platforms

 

work comments


Rainbow is commissioned by Östgötamusiken on the initiative of former artistic director Christoffer Nobin.


It refers to the colours of the rainbow that adorn the Pride flag, a symbol of the LGBTQ movement. 

It was Gilbert Baker who came up with the initiative supported of politician and legal activist Harvey Milk in San Francisco 

in the 1970’s and it has today become the inclusive and all-encompassing symbol. 

The flag stands for pride and diversity for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender people, respect for fellow human beings and tolerance. 

For each color in the flag contains clear definition in one word and the composer has translated it into pitches based on his synesthesia (colour vision) of six tones which forms the work’s main theme in the form of a ritornello (chorus) that is heard in the first movement which is varied 

in different ways in the consequent movements.

 

Each movement briefly describes what they mean.


1) Red: life

2) Orange: healing

3) Yellow: sun

4) Green: nature

5) Blue: harmony

6) Purple: soul

 

 

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