A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore’s work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic, though it could just as well be described as visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music.
- from what people have thought for decades was his 2nd Jazz Suite, but which it turns out is actually another suite called Suite for Variety Orchestra (which would of course explain the lack of jazz borrowings in the piece, no?)
Performed by Royal Concertgebouw Orch., cond. Riccardo Chailly
“Meet me in the morning light
We know I won’t last forever.
Wear it out while it feels right
We know that it’s now or never.
Meet me in the sky tonight
We could fly away together.
Maybe if we try it right
We could make our love forever.”—GIRLS