Catastrophic Geological Events

Composer Daniel Tobias explains the illustrative sounds he used to score Eryc Taylor Dance Company’s EARTH performance.


I felt that it was important to get the audience to that place of appreciating the stillness

and beauty of this relatively tranquil and stable moment in which humans can thrive.

It's very important to take people through the catastrophic geological events that led

us to this moment.

I employed huge sounds, crunches of chords, almost an assault to the ear using timpani

and trombone and tuba and other instruments.

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