• Jenseits Des Lichts (CB/WB)
Netherlands: Repertorium 3e Divisie Harmonie

was commissioned for the Südtiroler Jugendblasorchester (South Tyrolean Youth Wind Band). When composing the piece, I took the liberty of incorporating a subject that has fascinated me for a long time. The piece is based on the phenomena of black holes. These objects, scattered throughout space, have such an intense gravitational field that even light itself is attracted and absorbed. They still pose problems for the scientists of today. Perhaps this is indeed why they have served as such excellent fodder for sci-fi authors for countless years in terms of the wildest speculation as to what could possibly be hidden behind them. From a scientific standpoint, the piece portrays the completely impossible journey into such a black hole. It begins calmly, mysteriously - a slightly eerie atmosphere. As the piece progresses the travellers draw nearer to the black hole. Now the gravitational pull becomes more intense and the music gets faster and more hectic. In the composition I have tried to portray everything I have learnt about this phenomena: the majestic aloofness at the beginning, the beginnings of the effects of the gravitational pull with lively wind passages, the whirlwind journey in the film-music inspired middle section, the terrifying descent into the black hole and the surreal and peculiar atmosphere on the other side..

I was born in 1981 in Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy. At the age of five my father began to teach me the keyboard. Four years later I started to learn the trumpet at the local music school. In 1996, I joined Lengstein band, of which I am still a member today. The practical experience I’ve acquired in the band, and my study of many scores has inspired and empowered me to compose my first piece: A New Age which was premiered by Lengstein band under the direction of Manfred Gampenrieder in 2001. From 2002 until 2004 I attended a conducting course organised by the South Tyrolean Band
Publication details:
Title Jenseits Des Lichts
Subtitle Beyond The Light
Composer Armin Kofler
Instrumentation Concert Band/Wind Band
Duration 09.00
Difficulty Medium
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Jenseits Des Lichts (CB/WB)

  • Composer: Armin Kofler
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Instrumentation :Concert Band/Wind Band
  • Duration :09.00
  • Difficulty :Medium
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