piano, violin, viola and cello

Race to the Midnight Sun was inspired by detailed observations of the Yukon River by a family friend who resides in Whitehorse. The music is characterized by churning, restless rhythms, kaleidoscopic shifts in texture and harmonic colour, and an almost-lyrical melody which emerges and submerges, dipping in and out of perception -- all techniques meant to capture some aspect of the river’s ferocious beauty. The title is a direct reference to a canoe race which takes place on the Yukon River every year, and which served as an apt image for the music’s propulsive journey.



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