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 Theses. 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