A Sample of the Atmosphere (2011)

Fixed Audio

Duration: 90 seconds | Composed: 2011 | SEAMUS 2014 ElectroAcoustic Miniatures.

This work was inspired by the story behind the discovery of the chemical element Neon (Ne) by Sir William Ramsay in 1898. These memorable words by Ramsay’s partner express the excitement of the discovery: “the blaze of crimson light from the tube told its own story and was a sight to dwell upon and never forget”.