Rainbow in the Night Erin Gee

While creating this composition, I took inspiration from the natural phenomena of the rainbow in the night. The extremely rare moonlit rainbow is only visible on the night of a full moon. Because human visual perception for color in low light is poor, these “moonbows” are perceived to be white with faint shimmers of colour. Lightning may also create the correct environment for the moonbow to appear. The first section of the piece features an oboe solo that represents the sun. This motif is slowly disintegrated and shattered to represent the setting of the sun. AFter the moon rises, I recreate the moonbow through a series of metallic shimmering sounds, heard amongst round, robust sounds that represent the moon in a playful nighttime landscape.

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Software used: Nuendo 3, Garageband
  • Duration of the submitted work: 11:49
  • Production: University

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