First place winner of Voices of Change Texas Young Composers Project, 2016
Composed November 2015
Premiered May 8, 2016 by Voices of Change
I. Lights that fire up the sky…
II. Sanic Fast
Two pieces for piano, violin and clarinet that describe what I was thinking at the time I composed them. The first movement makes me think of fireworks on Chinese new year, especially with the use of the pentatonic scale and ‘illuminations’ in the different instruments in the ensemble. The second movement is my musical impression of the meme ‘Sanic’, whose catchphrase is ‘must proceed at a high velocity’. and which also happens to be the tempo marking for this movement.
— Quinn Mason