Two Post-Precipitate Phenomena (2015)

soprano (pitch pipe), flute (melodica), cello (kazoo), percussion - 6 min

i.

Petrichor: the earthy scent produced from rainwater falling on dry soil. The word is constructed using the Greek "petra", meaning stone, and the "ichor", which refers to the blood of the gods of Greek Mythology. Coined and created first by Bear and Thomas, 1964

 

ii.
Sun Dog: an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side of the sun. Created by the light's reflection off ice crystals, they are also known as mock suns, phantom suns, or parhelia.

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