KODACHROME (String Orchestra) (Gr. 2.5)
For String Orchestra
Duration Approximately 2:35
FULL SCORE / Violin 1, 2, 3 (Viola T.C.), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
Commissioned by the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association District V Junior High All Star Orchestra.
Invented by two musicians in 1935, the Kodachrome film stock rewarded generations of photographers from amateurs to pros with a richness of color and a unique treatment of light that many described as incomparable. Even todays digital cameras and apps use post-processing filters to simulate the soft, slightly muted tones of the classic medium. The film was retired in 2010, and is no longer produced or processed.
Photographs capture our stories and our lives, transporting us with each viewing, eliciting nostalgia colored by time. The photographs I take tend to focus on the people and events in my life that bring me joy. When I look through my albums, (physical and digital) the overwhelming majority of the pictures are either from vacations, holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, or, special performance events with friends, collaborators and colleagues. KODACHROME is the feeling of being with friends, family, and the people closest to us, making those life-changing memories together.