for flute and clarinet (2009)
with amplified lava rocks and electroacoustics
also available in a version for solo instrument (soprano sax, clarinet, flute, etc)
duration is 9′

The lava flows of Guatemala create spectacular sounds that are rarely heard. In  2009 I recorded these flows on an actively erupting volcano. The ‘a’aa lava flow is approximately 2000 degrees Fahrenheit  at the source, and although I melted some expensive recording equipment in the process, the recorded sounds capture something of the power and beauty of our planet. We hear the rumble of the earth pushing molten magma out with steady force. The lava cools creating crusts that shatter and fall. Upon spectral analysis, I observed that this ecological phenomena exhibits a tonal musical  quality. The instrumental part attempts to ignite the harmonic  qualities of the lava through music. The real sound of the lava is ever-present and combined with the electroacoustics and instrument.


score excerpt

A'aa score and electronics
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