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.
August 15, 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.
J. Thomas Seddon IV, Director of Bands, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
July 31, 2023
Consortium members reserve the exclusive right to performances until December 31, 2024. Lead commissioner reserves right to the first commercial recording.
Andy Collinsworth, Sonoma State University
Bobby R. Francis, Texas Christian University
Glen Adsit, The Hartt School
Jason Caslor, Arizona State University
Luke Camarillo, Rochester Institute of Technology
Matthew Morse, California State University, Sacramento
Matthew Schlomer, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Michael Votta, University of Maryland
Nicholas Williams, University of Georgia
Pete Nowlen, University of California, Davis