Already the Sunlight Fades (2013)

String Quartet (8.5 min)

Watching a sunset is an interesting experience. Because the sun seems less bright you can essentially stare straight at it, without worry of injury. There is a moment of excitement when, just before being enveloped in darkness, the sky changes colors from blue to orange, and briefly, a mixture of purple and pink. Already the Sunlight Fades is in one movement and uses triptych form to emulate the sun setting, the colors in the sky changing, and the onset of darkness that follows. 

2015 Ruth and Emil Beyer Award - 1st Prize

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