A (SHORT) STORY OF EARTH (2019) - for flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano

Premiere: Boulder Altitude Directive (B.A.D.) Ensemble, Grusin Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, October 30th, 2019

 

Duration:  ca. 10'20"

 

Program Note:

 

Inspired by Robert M. Hanzen’s nonfiction book The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet,  A (Short) Story of Earth throws together the formation of the earth and moon, five ice ages, the evolution of life, five mass extinctions, the age of the dinosaurs, and the age of man in about 10 minutes.