Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!
—William Shakespeare / King Lear (Act 3, Scene 3)
The cloud remains for only a few seconds...I work with the potential idea
of a cloud inside a space and their connotations.
1. Breeze / Breath: Everyone inhales audibly, moving slowly clockwise around the venue. Everyone exhales audibly, this time counterclockwise.
2. Clouds Gather: Musician 1 & Musician 2 play the sounds of storm clouds gathering.
3. Electrical Storms: Audience vocalizes storms.
4. Storm Ends, Wind Subsides, Clouds Part: Everyone inhales audibly, moving slowly clockwise around the venue. Everyone exhales audibly, moving counterclockwise.
Wind & Storm was performed on October 27, 2013, during the New Music at the Green Mill concert curated by Jeff Kowalkowski. Performers included the audience (voices), Jeff Kowalkowski (piano, keyboard) & Dan Godston (trumpet).