Marilyn Bliss

Aurora Borealis

Year: 1990

Composers: Marilyn Bliss

Description: "Aurora Borealis" draws its inspiration from the arctic phenomena also known as the Northern Lights. The author Barry Lopez (in "Arctic Dreams") has described the aurora as "pale gossamer curtains of light that seem to undulate across arctic skies...The most remarkable effect they seem to have...is to draw a viewer emotionally up and out of himself, because they throw the sky into a third dimension..." My composition is meant to reflect this view of the aurora -- its shimmering, almost tangible quality, its envelopment of the senses, its meditative, spiritual presence.

Performer: JMU Percussion Ensemble

Performer Role:

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhlANFHpNYE

Category: Concert Performances


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