Duration: 14' 00"
commissioned by the Alabama Symphony. Premiered February 14, 2013.
"Starstuff" sounds like space. With a little imagination, it's possible to hear a meteor or two. Its ambient backdrops, textures that shift and build in intensity, harmonies that thicken and subside, orchestral colors that brighten and darken, form a vivid tapestry.
Greenstein is a brilliant orchestrator and manipulator of spatial effects. There is an unmistakable feeling of flight and breadth in this score. The suggestions the composer gave in verbal program notes prior to the piece allowed the imagination to soar.