Inspired by the sense of constant yet intangible motion in Matisse’s cut-out montage, The Swimming Pool, which the composer stared at endlessly in the L.A. County Museum of Art.
Light, like sound, is a poetic expression of time and motion. The fleeting quality of shadows represents a kinetic energy almost lyrical in its eloquence, yet furtive and vapor-like in its tendency to dissipate itself.
" ...Shadows is built on the idea, subtly carried out, of sounds which are faint reverberations of the main musical statement. The reflections are interesting and ingeniously scored... " —Glackin, Sacramento Bee
" ...fluid, virtuosic writing avoids clumsy, self-conscious "ism" or "required" avant-garde technique." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
" ...airy, light, and delicate, gradually changing as it gained speed and force. This study in motion is balanced by single pitches that the instrumentalists pass back and forth ...which work themselves into a quite lovely song." —Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle