Fire Season (2019)

Instrumentation: solo violin, string quartet, double bass, lute, and harpsichord

Duration: 10:15

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Fire Season was commissioned by the Salastina Music Society for their program Sounds Festive: The Four Seasons x 2, which took place on December 14 and 15, 2019. They commissioned four composers from the Greater Los Angeles area including Philip White, Derrick Spiva, Jeremy Cavaterra, and Sakari Dixon Vanderveer to write a “season” each using the same instrumentation as Vivaldi’s work while pairing the music with poetry. Salastina performed these works alongside the entirety of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerti.

Inspired by poetry from California poets Thea Gavin, Benjamin Gucciardi, and Donna Emerson, Fire Season depicts three scenes from autumn in Southern California. The texts of these poems can be found in the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California.*

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