Bioluminescence for flute, clarinet, piano and digital audio/video (2010)









Performed by Quadrivium (Jonathan Borja (flute), Cheryl Melfi (clarinet), Kari Johnson (piano)

Program Notes

            Bioluminescence abstractly reflects on various ocean phenomena; particularly bioluminescence—light produced from living creatures.  Other concepts are incorporated also; such as happy dolphins and sea horses, angler fish coitus, bait balls, and a lake at the bottom of the ocean.  The fixed media part consists primarily of samples from water and electrical sounds.  The video is constructed from footage my wife and I took at the New Jersey shore.  Bioluminesence was written for a commission that accompanied a 2009 SEAMUS/ASCAP student award.  In response to the commission I partnered with the Quadrivium Ensemble based in Kansas City, MO. 


The entire score and all performance/rehearsal materials are available for download.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you are interested in performing this work.