VASALLO - When the War Began (2013) by nicholasvasallo published on 2013-06-19T00:32:33Z https://www.facebook.com/nickvasallom... https://www.facebook.com/teamredshift http://nickvasallo.com/ http://www.redshiftensemble.com/ "When the War Began" composed by Nick Vasallo I. The Enduring Moments Before Disaster II. Falling from the Sky III. Into the Storm Performed by REDSHIFT ensemble Jeff Anderle - clarinet, bass clarinet Andie Springer - violin Kate Campbell - piano Michelle Kwon - cello May 23, 2013 at Cal State University, East Bay in Hayward, CA. Program Notes Composed from January 26th to February 15th 2013. The three movements (I. The Enduring Moments Before Disaster, II. Falling from the Sky, III. Into the Storm) all represent events and images that are associated with the horrors of war. I gave myself a simple narrative akin to a movie script and used this as a model for form. For example, in the first movement a small family waits as they hear the impending sound of war as it nears their door. There is nothing they can do to escape the terror. The handful of simple musical ideas and instruments become complex and surprising characters that can exist in reality or imagination. Extended techniques are used to emulate the sounds of electronic music and sound effects.