This piece was inspired by Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, 478 acres of natural beauty, history, and sculpture. The site of the 1776 Battle of Long Island, the cemetery now features four glacial ponds and thousands of trees (including some of Brooklyn’s oldest), sheltering an astounding variety of resident and migrating birds. Continue reading
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for chamber choir and viola
This work was composed while living on the large and mostly rural island of Lantau, in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In recent years the Lantau landscape has undergone dramatic transformations—tourism and transportation developments that can be seen from space, and an exponentially increasing population—with more changes planned for its future. Continue reading
GHOSTLIGHT premieres For Lantau
October 30, 2014 — GHOSTLIGHT Chorus and violist Erin Wight premiered For Lantau at the Church of Notre Dame in New York City. This new work was inspired by the island in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region where Rebekah lived for eight months.
Sun Lion’s White Sail in Oregon
April 21, 2014 – TaiHei Ensemble performed Sun Lion’s White Sail, a mobile-form work for viola and unspecified instruments, at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.
La traición de las imágenes
(The Treachery of Images)
for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola, contrabass and prepared piano
This song cycle is my response to eight surrealist works by René Magritte, whose famous The Treachery of Images highlights the impossibility of art to truly reflect reality. Magritte described his creations as “images which conceal nothing [and] evoke mystery… [they do] not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either; it is unknowable.” I have tried to capture the same spirit of mystery in both the words and the music.
In Which They Are Received
for 6 like instruments
Buy viola versionBuy clarinet versionBuy flute version This extended 6-part canon was originally written for 6 clarinets. Each instrumentalist plays the same material, but the impact of these identical statements varies with the surrounding musical context: some entrances produce tension, others merge smoothly with the prevailing atmosphere, and others barely register as the listener’s attention is concentrated elsewhere. Alternate versions are available for 6 violas, 6 flutes or 6 bassoons, and additional arrangements are in progress. The piece can also be performed by a single instrumentalist with electronic delay.
for flute, viola and harp
Please contact Rebekah if you are interested in purchasing this piece.