Ryan Lott

Listen: Ryan Lott (Son Lux) Shares “Water Fields” From Pentaptych Ballet Score

Jan 11, 2019

If anybody is still unaware of the diversity and versatility of Son Lux's Ryan Lott as a songwriter, this should be convincing. Lott has written the score for Pentaptych, a ballet commissioned by the Philbrook Museum of Art and presented by Tulsa Ballet. 9 pieces of music are being released from the work, out February 8th on This Is Meru. The first piece "Water Fields" has just been shared. Check it out. 

Here's what Lott wrote about the score:

"In dance, music is as much the space in which movement occurs as is the room itself. Those of us who write music for dance are, in that sense, architects. For Pentaptych, I sought to create a series of resonant spaces for Ma’s choreography, and for the generation and regeneration of Eric’s paintings. Each musical movement explores a consistent instrumental palette, led by the violin (and its viola and cello counterparts), in various stages of abstraction. We hear familiar sounds accompanied by unknown colors, just beyond the reach of familiarity. My hope is that navigating through this array of “rooms” feels as much like an exploration as a homecoming."