The Elements is a five-movement composition for wind ensemble inspired by the five classical elements: earth, water, fire, air, and aether. These elements were once thought by Plato to be made of small, indivisible solids which were later named the Platonic Solids: the cube, the icosahedron, the tetrahedron, the octahedron, and the dodecahedron, respectively. I utilized compositional techniques developed in the twentieth century to explore these elements and their connections to their solids.
Allen, Soren Andrew, "The Elements" (2021). Honors Scholars Collaborative Projects. 41.
Demo of Movement I: Earth, the Hexahedron
2-Water.wav (105048 kB)
Demo of Movement II: Water, the Icosahedron
3-Fire.wav (41512 kB)
Demo of Movement III: Fire, the Tetrahedron
4-Air.wav (117748 kB)
Demo of Movement IV: Air, the Octahedron
5-Aether.mp3 (11868 kB)
Demo of Movement V: Aether, the Dodecahedron