Nailah Nombeko – Agrestic Landscape - Birds at Dawn
Performed by Jared Hauser, oboe
Program Note by Nailah Nombeko
The inspiration for "Agrestic Landscape" came from the sounds of birds outside of my bedroom window. I wrote this piece during the spring when I heard the birds making a variety of calls. There was one particular call of a minor 6th (F# down to A# in the opening which I decorated) that stood out because it was very loud and consistent. All of the other calls were shorter and much more fleeting in contrast to this one call that continued for a long time. I tried to capture the array of bird calls and shape them into a piece of music that would be interesting for the listener.
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