substanceless blue

for flute, clarinet in B♭, horn in F

Stasis in darkness
Then the substanceless blue
Pour of tor and darkness.Sylvia Plath: Ariel

Sylvia Plath's magical and volatile poem Ariel inspired this much humbler composition for wind trio. I've perhaps added a note of raucous humour in the babbling flute, besides the eerie, bizarre sound of multiphonics. The players sing a pitch while also playing their instrument, which can produce a second pitch.