Nelson Walker, Shadows of Clouds

Shadows of Clouds was written for the inaugural Chigiana Summer Composition Program with Richard Danielpour and the Carpe Diem String Quartet, and premiered in Siena, Italy on June 28th, 2019.
The piece is a reflection on what it means to live in a post-nuclear age, with global annihilation only a few political missteps away. Portraits of terror and confusion are contrasted with desolate, radioactive landscapes, bookended by a brief “meditation” on either end to ground the ear and ease the listener into and out of the world of the piece.

Hear the piece here.

See the full score here.

Shadows of Clouds Sheet Music