Angel’s Share (2020)

Program notes

Angel’s Share is an auditory translation of a complex tasting experience. I was inspired by the multi-sensory process within the olfactory tubercle where auditory and olfactory information converges. This physical convergence has shown that an olfactory experience can cause the perception of sound. These three movements are an imagined sonic translation of the the nose, taste and finish of three different Scotch whiskeys and orchestrated for a variety of percussion instruments with musical saws. As whiskey ages in the barrel, the "Angel’s Share” is the amount that is naturally lost in the process through evaporation.


Year of composition



Season Date Concert Member(s)
2020-21 Ambiances (wed-diffusion) Architek Percussion