Throwing Mountains

for 'cello, viola, piano, bass clarinet
By Caroline Mallonée
American

PROGRAM NOTE:

Throwing pots is the terminology for the process of creating a ceramic piece using natural forces and natural materials. The momentum of the wheel allows the potter to create symmetrical objects out of earth and water. Throwing pots is also a fun and loud way to dispose of thrown pots.

In Throwing mountains, ranges and peaks arise from The momentum of the music. Throwing mountains in the end might also be said to be a fun and loud way to dispose of thrown mountains.

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
--William James