Lighting, Lighting, Lighting

Inspired by Darkness and Light

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Monday, February 21, 2011

light (jnpoulos/flickr)

How do you take your coffee? What's your favorite time of day? What's your favorite part of the Chicken? What's your favorite part of the Tofurky? With whom do you identify in Star Wars?

We are slowly but surely crawling towards Daylight Savings Time; light will vanquish dark once again! Not that that's not kinda sad for a night-person like myself. Night and day, light and dark, these cycles control our movements and emotions. I gotta admit, though, mere preferences aside, I really like the whole cycle of things: the changeability of seasons and day lengths and skyscapes and temperatures.

Just as this concept has captured the imagination of the planet's inhabitants for thousands of years, so has it captured the imagination of composers for thousands of years. And, lucky for us, composers for the last few decades as well.

This cycle gets the spotlight this week, as we feature music inspired by light and dark. What's your time of day?

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Comments [2]

chev d'orange from 10002

hiawatha again?

i heard this 4 times in 3 days?

have you run out if records?

WTF?

Feb. 23 2011 12:13 PM

Pre-dawn darkness. Best time there is. About two hours before the first glimmer. The whole world is incredibly quiet. You can hear the end of the overnight airing of Nadia Sirota on Q2, too.

Say, you wouldn't have Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna there, would you? http://ow.ly/41fhN

And isn't it always time to shed some light on Q2's new, um, timely New Music Calendar? http://ow.ly/41fER

Love this week's theme, thanks for Chris Tignor's amazing "Distant Light" with Slow Six.
#newmusicarmy rising!

Feb. 22 2011 12:44 PM

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