Completion Date: 2017
Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble
Published by Wingert-Jones Publications, Inc.; A Division of J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.
Awards: Winner of the 2016-17 Associations of Concert Bands Composition Competition
This pulsating composition transforms attributes of electricity into musical sounds. Reverberating ostinatos represent crackling bursts of current while intricate moving lines of woodwinds and mallet percussion reflect the rapid motion of electrons darting about. Adding to the effect are intense lightning strikes provided by thick, explosive low brass chords with percussion generating sounds of electrical energy throughout.