(for solo bass flute, bass clarinet, string quartet, percussion, and multi-channel electronics)
For Laura Cocks and the Talea Ensemble
Performed by Laura Cocks and the Talea Ensemble
On April 28th, 1986, Sweden's second largest nuclear power plant, Forsmark, detected heightened levels of radiation. The staff at the plant were worried that an accident had taken place, however, after coordinated analyses by nuclear physicists, meteorologists, reactor experts, and even jet fighter pilots who flew through the radioactive cloud they discovered that the source of the radiation was 1,100 kilometers away in the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl. The early detection by the Forsmark plant, one hour north of Stockholm, played a crucial role in forcing Soviet authorities to open up about the disaster that happened in Chernobyl.
Moln, the Swedish word for "Cloud," is written for the Talea Ensemble with soloist Laura Cocks