Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

A Thickness of Birds, for harp and small orchestra (2019) – 4'

A Thickness of Birds takes its title from the sentence “All darkness is just a thickness of birds,” in an episode of Welcome to Night Vale, a podcast written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. The harp weaves amidst the orchestra as rapid fluttering figures grow into slow winding melodies and vice versa. A Thickness of Birds was composed for harpist Amy Nam.

(Reading) Recording

Recording from a reading by the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra Amy Nam, harp; Jakub Rompczyk, conductor