Of oaks and pines (2008)

Duration: 6’20”
Instrumentation: stereo fixed media

Of oaks and pines was composed in the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. The title refers to my observation following a number of hurricanes in south Florida that large, sturdy oak trees were uprooted following the storms, while the tall, spindly pines were left unscathed. The synthesized voices were developed on a Kurzweil K2000 synthesizer and sequenced in Digital Performer.