Music composed by Scott DuBois
Scott DuBois Quartet:
Scott DuBois / guitar
Gebhard Ullmann / bass clarinet
Thomas Morgan / bass
Kresten Osgood / drums
Performed live at Jazzclub Unterfahrt in Munich, Germany on March 3, 2016
From DuBois' WINTER LIGHT studio album liner notes:
Ralph Waldo Emerson called art an “expression of nature.” WINTER LIGHT transports the listener on a day’s journey from earliest dawn into deepest night, illustrating the day’s changing light through varied landscapes and weather conditions. I have loved representations of this evolution in visual art, especially in the paintings of Claude Monet, who often worked on several canvases at once in order to track the day's shifting light. WINTER LIGHT captures such visions in sound.
"First Light Tundra" opens with the earliest glimpse of light over a cold, desolate landscape as birds awake, call, and fly off into the distance. In a battle between darkness and light, fierce crashing winds obscure the approaching sunrise with flying snow. The sun triumphs in the end.