From Faded Light was written for my hometown orchestra when that community brought in the founders of the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation to speak to students about gun violence. In writing this work, I thought about those lives which were senselessly and tragically lost in the Sandy Hook shooting. I wanted to write a work that captured the shining light of those lives which were taken too early, whose spirits live on through the work of their parents in founding an organization dedicated to preventing gun violence in America. The music seeks to capture that shining light through rising melodic lines; the music also seeks to capture the tragedy of the lives lost through thorny and biting harmonies.
I am so proud of my hometown for taking this huge step towards violence prevention.
From Faded Light is dedicated to orchestra director and lifetime friend Roxanne Carloni, and the founders of the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.