Territories, Refrains (2020)
for amplified flutes, clarinet, harp, percussion, and light.

This piece was written with and for Ensemble Adapter. It was premiered in Wedding, Berlin at ExRotaprint in February 2020.

Territories, refrains is a transcription of field recordings of animal sound cultures and ecosystems from several archives including Macauley Sound Library (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and the Yellowstone National Park Sound Library. Cicadas, katydids, synchronous fireflies, wolves, coyotes, and various birds and frogs of lowland tropical rainforest are represented here. Synchronous fireflies are performed using flickering penlights.