Prelude To The Fifth Sun

For electronic sounds and video.

Prelude To The Fifth Sun is a soundscape composition for electronic and found sounds, and video. It was originally inspired by the struggle of the Native American Hopi tribe of northeastern Arizona for sovereignty over water resources in their ancestral lands. Today, indigenous peoples in the U.S. and throughout the world continue to peacefully resist the encroachment of corporate and government interests on their lands, including most recently at Standing Rock.

In this piece, a familiar environmental sound-world gives rise to a tapestry of unearthly voices and textures, weaving them with chant derived from the Hopi tradition. Prelude To The Fifth Sun is intended as a celebration of the sacred relationship between traditional cultures and the earth.

Prelude To The Fifth Sound has been presented as an acousmatic work, with dance, and its most recent version, as a multimedia work with video. Due to its wide dynamic range, the piece is best heard through headphones.



For a biography, please click here.

As a multimedia work for electronic sounds and video, Prelude To The Fifth Sound has been presented at the following venues:

May 2017

Noisefloor 2017 Festival

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom


June 2016

Conservatorio di Roma Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy


April 2016

A listening room Art Gallery, Helsinki, Finland


For still pictures from this piece, please click here.


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