Magonia

Magonia for Clarinet and Electric Guitar was composed in 2007 for the International Street Cannibals concert on May 27th of that year.  It was performed by Michiyo Suzuki on Clarinet and Marc Wolf on electric guitar. The score is undergoing revisions and improvements.

About the title (from Wikipedia):

Magonia is the name of the cloud realm whence felonious aerial sailors were said to have come from in the treatise on weather magic composed by Carolingian bishop Agobard of Lyon in 815. The inhabitants of this realm, the Magonians were said to travel the skies in “cloud ships” (storm clouds) and worked with Frankish tempestarii, “tempest-raisers” or weather-magi, to steal grain from the fields during magically raised storms. However, in his writings against popular superstitions, Agobard denounced the belief in witchcraft and the ascription of tempests to magic.

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Date: 27 May 2007  Download PDF (104 kB )

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