PANDO, THE TREMBLING GIANT (2020) - for piano four hands and melodica

Premiere: HOCKET, Remote premiere, December 2nd, 2020

 

Duration:  ca. 1'15"

 

Program Note:

 

Pando is the world’s largest and oldest organism—it’s an 80,000-year old quaking aspen colony in Utah. This piece is inspired by the masses of yellow leaves falling from the trees during autumn, and what it would sound like if this giant organism were actually “trembling.” It was composed for HOCKET’s fall 2020 miniatures residency at CU Boulder.