Early Reflection

for orchestra

Composed: 1999, rev. 2002
Duration: 7'30"

Winner, 1999 SCI Composition Contest, Region V (West)

Program Notes


The title Early Reflection refers to a common term dealing with reverberation and how it is simulated in the recording studio. Early reflections of sound (the first few reflections of a particular sound event) are of very important in simulating a reverberant chamber realistically. In this piece, the concept of early reflection rules the structure and material of the music. Instead of using electronic devices or the echoes of a true chamber, the piece is scored to provide its own reverberation in the form of multiple canons at the unison.

Score and Recording

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