Year Without a Summer

Commissioned by Transient Canvas
bass clarinet, marimba, and fixed media
10 minutes

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Program note: On April 10, 1815, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted, sending a plume of ash into the atmosphere that created a climate disaster the following year: temperatures fluctuated wildly, snow fell as far south as Virginia through August, and frost killed crops planting after planting in New England and Europe, leading to the most recent widespread food shortage experienced in the Western hemisphere. As climate change and conflict continue to cause hunger, will we tap our toes in the little cantina at the end of the world? Commissioned by Transient Canvas.