City Lights, a Mile Up
for orchestra (2013)
2 (picc).2.2.2., timp+2, harp, pno, strings
duration: 7’
GRT • 165


Youtube interview

CD available
The Magic Island
TSO, Ben Northey (cond.)

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
Arriving on a clear night by plane often provides beautiful views of a city’s lights mapping out the electric architecture of human civilisation. It’s a welcoming image – the guiding lights for travellers arriving at a new destination or returning home.

This piece was written for Ben Northey and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as part of the Hush Foundation’s TSO recording project.

“Stuart Greenbaum’s unconventional and yet largely tonal orchestral composition, City lights, a Mile Up (2013) was recorded for the CD The Magic Island with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under Benjamin Northey. The Illumination of city lights at dusk are evoked here by syncopated chords and glissandos in the strings.”
Hanns–Peter Mederer, Amusio, September 2015