VIBE is the latest educational concert work by Gregory Smith. Commissioned by the Fort Collins Symphony (CO), it will be premiered by them in January of 2019 with Wes Kenney conducting and the author narrating.
VIBE is an exploration of sound driven by ScienceTechEngineeringArtsMath.
Topics visited include:
*how energy vibrates air molecules, forms sound waves, and travels to our ears.
*how our voices produce sound.
*how instruments produce sound.
*the speed of sound and the significance of having two ears.
*reverb and echo.
*how sound behaves in water and space.
As with Smith’s other works in the genre the general tone of the work is lighthearted and often funny. There is also a recurring audience participation component.
Timing: c. 32 minutes (easily adaptable)
Orchestration: 3(picc),2,2,2 4,3,3,1 Timp+2, Harp, Strings, Narrator
To get on the February 2019 distribution list for audio and/or perusal scores click here.