stunning and powerful work recalls the massive Krakatoa
explosions of 1883 that were heard over 2,000 miles
away. The piece begins with an immediate intensity
using dissonant ascending notes representing burning
lava, while low voices and percussion signify the
thunderous blasts. A haunting slow section follows,
exuding fear and uneasy anticipation. The music then
becomes frantic and highly rhythmic as it leads to
the huge eruption, depicted by well-written aleatoric
passages that occur over booming bass lines. The "aftermath"
is strangely quiet, but soon the angry mountain speaks
once more in a powerful and thrilling ending!