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. It can often lead to flood conditions and cause damage to property in a matter of minutes. This piece, although written with a very different emotional character, 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.
Premiere scheduled for June 16th, 2021