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"Placid Lake" for Solo Oboe

Programme Note:

Growing up, I would often go with my mom to visit the ancestral home of my mother’s family—a lakeside cabin on Placid Lake, Montana.


Every night, the birdcall of The Loon would boom and flutter and echo across the lake, deeply reverberating across every corner of the lakeside.


Based on several recorded birdcalls from these same loons, “Placid Lake” for Solo Oboe explores the soundscape of the natural world.

Performance History:

soundSCAPE Festival

  • Date: 10 August 2021

  • Location: Pavia, Italy

  • Performer: Heather MacDonald

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