Joseph Rebman

Harpist and Composer

Instrumentation: Solo harp.

Written: Spring 2011

Duration: 4-5 min

Premiere: Premiered by the composer at a concert presented by the FiveOne Experimental Orchestra on December 9th, 2011, at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Program Notes:

The title of this piece comes from Greek, meaning Love: Pandora's Box. The inspiration for this piece came from a dance in which two friends or lovers are shown right when one betrays the other, and the emotion that comes after a betrayal from a loved one. In this piece I have attempted to portray the complex emotions one goes through after such a betrayal, as well as the aftermath when one must decide whether to linger or move on. In my mind I imagined a metaphor with a music box, which provided some of my sound material. I feel the upper register of the harp has a sound quite similar to the music box, and I use this to create the opening material and the main theme of the work.

 

 

 

 

Dance Suite    Elegy    Éros    Fire    He Would Not Stay    Hyperion    The Juniper Tree    Loose Control    Mnemosyne    Prana

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