for clarinet and live electronics
Composer: Elliott Grabill
planet heart is the third piece of a larger composition called Pluto, which celebrates NASA’s recent New Horizons mission. The movement’s title makes reference to the Tombaugh Regio— the area on Pluto that’s shaped like a heart. In the piece, a very simple chant sets into motion three loops that continue for the rest of the piece. A delay patch adds subtle pulses that create a flying, psychedelic effect. The middle section builds up in intensity with the addition of a ring modulator and granulations that create gibberish sounds, controlled by the laptop performer.