“Blue Jewel” is a small snap-shot of a huge idea. This idea is the experience between a “zoomed out” versus “zoomed in” view of the world. Close up, one sees how striking and arresting the images are. Further out, the violence of the battle between Carnival and Lent obscures slightly as one backs away – like the famous image of Earth from space and how existence on this planet (close up) can be tumultuous – war, extinction, political unrest, climate change – but from far away, Earth is a perfect blue jewel floating in space.
Voicing or Instrumentation: Flute/Alto Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Piano, Electric Guitar, Contrabass
Audio Credits: fivebyfive
Year Composed: 2020
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