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We don’t get much snow here in the Seattle area - but this past February, we awoke one day to find it snowing hard. It was a heavy, wet snow; rather than individual snowflakes, huge soggy wads of snow the size of a quarter were falling from the sky, and making "ploof, ploof… ploof" noises when they landed. We got about 5" of dense, soggy snow in about an hour; the weight of it brought down many branches and a few trees. Even so, it sure was pretty! (Like the snowstorm that inspired it, this piece is dark-grey, wet, and yet still graceful - and also, like the snowstorm, pretty brief.)
Betsy is a cello storyteller. Using her cello and an electronic looper, she weaves rich, complex and varied tapestries of
sound; her original cello compositions paint pictures and tell tales, from thunderstorms and skeletal mice to dancing elephants and humpback whales....more