Among the Tarnished Stars

Linda Catlin Smith

Among the Tarnished Stars has been performed in Montréal…

Among the Tarnished Stars was composed for a short-lived but marvelous ensemble in Toronto called The Burdocks, commissioned through the Ontario Arts Council. The work traverses a variety of terrains, usually through the variation, or re-translation, or reconsideration of simple things — harmonies, melodies, intervals. I was especially interested in seeing what I could do with the various sound colors of these instruments, sometimes looking for blend, sometimes for independent pure lines. I am fascinated with small changes, subtle gradations and shadings. I like how these things contribute to something we might almost call ‘mood’.

Among the Tarnished Stars

  • Linda Catlin Smith
  • Year of composition: 1998
  • Instrumentation: clarinet, violin, cello and piano


20 Apri 2010
8:00 pm
Série QB
Free admission
Montréal (Québec)