This piece was inspired by dandelions, resilient enough to grow even in the Valley of the Sun, and depicts their jagged shape and delicate nature. Commonly thought of as an unwanted weed, the whole plant is actually edible and cultivated by some gardeners because they’re very nutritious. The leaves have lots of vitamins and minerals, and the roots are said to be useful for detoxifying the liver. The trajectory of the piece maps the life cycle of a dandelion, from single seed to thousands of seeds.The opening and closing materials recreate the sound of an aeolian harp, synced with a breath across the f holes of the violin, as if blowing to scatter the seeds of a dandelion.
Duration: ca. 6’45”