Bow Echo

Movements: 

I. Cloud to Ground
II. In the Calm Electric Air
III. Blue Jets

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
Solo amplified cello

I often use a non-musical idea as a point of departure. In the case of Bow Echo, this idea came in the form of a lightning bolt on a Sunday morning in July. Lightning struck my house, blowing a hole in the roof, splitting wood in the eves, taking out all electrical outlets and appliances. I was blown away by the power of the storm, and Bow Echo was born. A Bow Echo is a formation of storm clouds that usually spawn severe storms with high winds, hail, dangerous lightning and possible tornadoes. The three movements follow the life of a storm from slow approach to violent rage to eerie calm.

Audio: 

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Catalog Number: 
HP01-05
Duration: 
14:30
Total Pages: 
15
Premiere
Premiere Ensemble: 
Thomas Rutihauser