Van Gogh From Space

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Steven Snowden

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Talking Rocks Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $38.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


Player I - III: Vibraphone, 10 Mixing Bowls, 2 Woodblocks, 2 Toms

Program Notes

“In the style of Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night, massive congregations of greenish phytoplankton swirl in the dark water around Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. Phytoplankton are microscopic marine plants that form the first link in nearly all ocean food chains. Population explosions, or blooms, of phytoplankton, like the one shown here, occur when deep currents bring nutrients up to sunlit surface waters, fueling the growth and reproduction of these tiny plants.” – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center[1]




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