"Reflections on the Harbour Light" is a new fanfare composed by Australian composer Miriama Young. The piece is based on the principles of design of the Sydney Opera House and was created to celebrate its renovation. The score is prefaced with remarks from the architect of the Opera House, Jørn Utzon, emphasizing the importance of the sculpture's reflection of the changing sky and harbor lights. Musically, the piece captures the changing light of the harbor with swirling arpeggios and structural modulations that emulate the spherical relationship of the shells of the Opera House. Additionally, a solo violin is used to sonify the architectural soaring of an eagle's wing. "Reflections on the Harbour Light" was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and supported by the Neilson Foundation as part of the orchestra's 50 Fanfares project.
Title: Reflections on the Harbour Light