duration: 4min  30sec
instrumentation: soprano (wordless), clarinet, 2 violins, cello and piano
premiere: Chamber Music Society of Minnesota: Maria Jette, soprano; Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet; Ariana Kim, violin; Young-Nam Kim, violin; Anthony Ross, cello; Timothy Lovelace, piano; at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, Saint Paull on 12/03/2017
commissioned: Linda and Jack Hoeschler


“In an affectionate genuflection to Stravinsky, ‘earthbird’ bristled with verve and spikiness, and incorporated Jette’s ripely lyrical vocal interjections, soaring wordlessly over the instrumental textures.”

Terry Blain, Star Tribune, December 4, 2017