Dark Glass
Andrew Lewis - 2011

Duration: 12'

"...what we will be has not yet been made known..." (1 Jn 3;2)

When a piece of glass breaks its physical structure is broken, degraded, and ultimately destroyed; but a the same time its liberated fragments are able to resonate with a new music, a unique harmony which was always present in the original pane, but which could only be freed through the act of destruction. A kaleidoscopic variety of colour and beauty emerges from that which appeared uniform and commonplace, a unique and personal song which only death itself can bring to light.

Dark Glass was composed between 2009 and 2011 in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Bangor University, Wales. I am indebted to the staff at Hughes Glass, Llandygai, and to my colleagues Guto Puw and Stephanie & Steve Marriott for the provision of materials for me to liberate.