PETROGLYPH

 

(6:00) Quartz Crystal Bass Flute (or Orchestral bass flute substitute), and 2 contrabasses. Copyright Fee: Score. Music Copyright 1994, Brent Michael Davids.

 

PETROGLYPH is a work highlighting the sounds of string basses and the quartz crystal bass flute to evoke the feeling of petroglyphs coming to life; what do petroglyphs do when no one is around to see them? What does stone flesh feel like? These questions are musically answered similar to the sound of dry winds blowing across the etched rock faces. "Petroglyph" uses extended instrumental techniques, vocalizations, whispery effects and harmonics to achieve its musically haunting effect.