“Colors of the City” represents a nostalgic look back at New York City where I was born and lived for many years. The work is an attempt to capture the energy, vitality and beauty of that extraordinary place. The specific contours of two singular New York locations are explored in movement II, Oasis/Central Park, and in movement III, Boogie Down Broadway. In a sense, the piece presents a portrait of a typical New York City day, “Awakening” (movement I) and coming to life; a quiet walk through Central Park, and ending in an exploration of the color, light and intense human excitement of Broadway.
Homage to New York City, metropolis of the arts and an inexhaustible source of musical inspiration.
Laurie Altman, March 2015, Zurich, Switzerland