PULSES OF THE EARTH

for orchestra



Pulses of the Earth is about the elusive and the supernatural. Rhythmic pulsations and an enormous drive are the characteristics of this work. It is an up-tempo composition that explodes in a huge climax in the final part, in which the orchestral musicians also shout out rhythmically. The climax can be seen as a volcanic eruption.

This obsessive and direct music represents a kind of ritual in which Mother Earth and the forces of nature elements have a central role. The work is full of contrast in the orchestration, but always searching for power and color.
 
Pulses of the Earth is also the second part of Wim Henderickx's larger work SYMPHONY N°2 (Aquarius' Dream)  for soprano, orchestra, electronics and lighting design, which was commissioned by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. It was the first world premiere for this orchestra at the new Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp in 2017. Aquarius' Dream alludes to hope and to man’s focus on the future.
 
Pulses of the Earth can be performed as an independent orchestral work.



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Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)





INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

PULSES OF THE EARTH (2017)
for orchestra (+/- 10')
Part from SYMPHONY N°2 (Aquarius' Dream), which was commissioned by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in 2016







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