“it’s a sad child that destroys its own weather” is a collection of thoughts on the climate justice in the form of sound. The composer experiences the poem by blending her perspective of the meaning of the poem with her own memories. She recalls warm summers and warming sunsets as she is trying to defy her cultural identity within rhythms, microtones, and electronics. She considers the sun as a nostalgic notion between her and her memories. She is influenced by the poem and illustrates the sun as a ghost memory with the technique of singing while playing the flute. The technique also illustrates the lyric “chanting over and over, it’s a sad child that destroys its own weather”. The sun as a ghost memory, appears through out the piece. The composer illustrates the weather such as the rain by using key clicks, percussion effects along with the articulation te-ke. Accordingly, the air that is linked with the cloud is represented with the use of air sounds with or without key clicks. Therefore, to be able to capture the lyrics and the sounds they form, the flute was considered appropriate. According to the structure, the piece has three short movements. The first two movements are based on extended techniques creating a “natural” and “biological” atmosphere. Hence, the first two movements are characterised as movements of colour.The third movement is atonal but it introduces microtones as a reference to the sun. The sun is related to the Eastern and Asia Minor. This link is presented by the use of microtones.

listen here: https://soundcloud.com/kattouxo/its-a-sad-child-that-destroys-its-own-weather

it's a sad child that destroys its own weather