Full Orchestra (pgs. 13-34)
FOR MIXED ENSEMBLE
CT. premiere at Morse recital hall by Samuel Hollister, conductor; violin; ...W. premiered by Donald Crockett & the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble at the AMFS 2022.
About the piece:
Hurakán is a triptych inspired by the pre- Hispanic god of hurricanes called Hurakán, and it explores the three main stages that storms undergo, namely evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. I was particularly interested in exploring both the symbolic associations of each stage — as depicted in pre-Hispanic myth and visual art (ex. image on the cover) —as well as the environmental processes explained by science, hence the titles of the movements: I. Ascension, II. Color crystallization, III. Prismatic precipitation. To this end, the first movement features a series of ascending motives. The second movement showcases a vibraphone solo and a series of riffs clashing into each other. Lastly, the third movement explores color and mechanics in an elusive texture akin to liquid crystals.
Clarinet in Bb