World Premier of Lassen Awakes! with the North State Symphony
This symphonic work was co-commissioned by the North State Symphony and Lassen Volcanic National Park through the park's Artist-in-Residence program. The work depicts an introspective stroll through a serene forest, an unnerving encounter with the park's many hydrothermal features (which I recorded during my time in the park), a cataclysmic eruption, and finally a reflection on the inevitability of both destruction and renewal.
This is the first of what will be a series of National Park-inspired symphonic works from around the United States. Next in this series will be a piece entitled "The Sacrifice of Prometheus," inspired by my 2023 residency at Great Basin National Park in Nevada, and a piece from my upcoming residency at Joshua Tree National park in the spring of 2024.