Saxophone and Drum Set
Composer: Jonathan Fielder
With Bellowing Thunder, Crimson Sky I was trying to capture a feeling I had in the summer of 2013 while walking home just a storm was rolling in over my southeast Ohio town. The sun had not fully set so the sky was an eerie dark red and I could hear thunder rolling in the distance and see brief flashes of lightning. I was on my way home from an evening walk and I started to worry that I was going to get caught in a nasty storm; I made it home just before a massive cloudburst of rain and thunder. I wanted to recreate that sense of the “calm before the storm” that can arouse conflicting feelings of serenity and unease all at the same time.
Bellowing Thunder, Crimson Sky was commissioned by Patchwork Duo (Noa Even and Stephen Klunk) and was premiered in spring 2014.