WHISTLER WAVES (2013)

PERFORMANCE HISTORY


Whistler Waves for cello and strings was commissioned by cellist Feng Hew and the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio. 

It was premiered in Buffalo, NY in 2013 with Christopher Weber conducting.


An expanded version of the piece,

Whistler Waves for Cello and Orchestra,

was commissioned by the

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. 

It was premiered November 3, 2015 with Feng Hew as soloist and JoAnn Falletta conducting.

PROGRAM NOTE


Whistler Waves was inspired by the eponymous waves of its title.  These waves are audible frequencies produced in the atmosphere after a bolt of lightning.  There are four types of whistler waves, and the four movements of the concerto correspond to these:


I.Pure Note (in just intonation)

II.Diffuse

III.Echo Train

IV.Two Step