Petrichor refers to the pleasant, earthy smell that accompanies rain after a period of warm, dry weather. This piece for flute, harp, and percussion will offer a ritualistic means of welcoming the rains.
This piece was commissioned by Dr. Miho Takekawa and will be premiered by Dr. Jennifer Rhyne, flute, Dr. Miho Takekawa, percussion, and Catherine Case, harp in March 2020 at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA).
THE FIFTH SUN
This work for solo marimba arose out of my growing interest in ritual and continued efforts to decolonize my identity and uncover my indigenous roots.
This three-movement work is for two 5.0 octave marimbas.