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Ripple Effects (2018)

For carillon

Commissioned by Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
First performance on Friday, May 25, 2018 by Joey Brink, Ellen Dickinson, Frans Haagen, and Tiffany Ng
Duration: 5 minutes


Augusta Read Thomas writes of RIPPLE EFFECTS that it is inspired by the way that one person or event can cause a series of other events to happen. It is written in honor of Elizabeth Davenport for her ten years of leadership at Rockefeller as innovator, visionary, and arts devotee: “The title RIPPLE EFFECTS hopefully captures the potency and influence of Elizabeth’s magnificent lifeforce, efforts, leadership, and positive energy. . . . Music’s eternal quality is its capacity for change, transformation, and renewal. My own works are organic and, at every level, concerned with transformations and connections. The carefully sculpted musical materials of RIPPLE EFFECTS are agile and energized, and their flexibility allows a way to braid harmonic, rhythmic, and contrapuntal elements that are constantly transformed—at times whimsical and light, at times poignant, at times layered and reverberating.”


Elizabeth Davenport
Photo Credit: Erielle Bakkum

Ellen Dickinson

Frans Haagen

Tiffany Ng with bells. Photo Credit: Michael Pihulic

Joey Brink. Photo Credit: Erielle Bakkum

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Augusta Read Thomas work, please contact Nimbus Music Publishing.