CONSORTIUM FOR A NEW WORK FOR WIND ENSEMBLE BY SHUYING LI
This multi-movement work explores traditional fictional dystopian themes (public mistrust, suspicion, mass poverty, and oppression) that are increasingly becoming a reality in many countries around the world today.
The first movement will explore the themes of public mistrust, depicting the fast whirlwind of crises provoked by a chain reaction of government malfunction. The second movement will be slow and melancholy, exploring mass poverty caused by ruthless dictators and totalitarian governments. Finally, the third movement will be about the hopeful uprising against oppression, turning anger and misery into fearless fighting against cruel oppression.
July 1, 2023
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in Bb, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, 4 percussion, double bass.
Consortium members reserve the exclusive right to performances until December 31, 2023. Lead commissioner reserves right to the first commercial recording.
J. Thomas Seddon IV, Director of Bands, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Glen Adsit, Hartt School
Frank Tracz, Kansas State University
Mark J Walker, Troy University
Matthew Schlomer, Interlochen Arts Academy