Cloudburst is a chaotic and playful piece inspired by the natural phenomenon with the same name. During a cloudburst, and large amount of precipitation is released in an extremely short period of time. This piece is inspired by this same intense burst of energy, using an underlying pulse to hold together immediate changes in timbre, register, and articulation. Cloudburst is written for Bb clarinet violin, cello, and piano.
Cloudburst was commissioned by the Four Corners Ensemble.