The Lark Full Cloud
Michael McNabb - 1989

The Lark Full Cloud was commissioned by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles in 1989 and was realised the same year in the composer's private digital music studio. The eight short tape pieces, together with the 16 other short works by two other composers, are played one piece on the half-hour, 24 hours a day, from a permanently-installed sound system in the new Grand Hope Park in downtown Los Angeles. The title piece may also be performed live with violin, tape and digital delay. Each of the very accessible pieces represents a particular time of day or night.

The movements of the piece will weave a strand throughout today's recital.