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Termination Shock

for clarinet and double bass

The Termination Shock is a boundary within the Sun's influence in space where solar winds drastically slow down to be slower than the speed of sound. This area is just before the edge of the heliosphere, the total area of the Sun's influence, beyond which is interstellar space. Space has always fascinated me, its countless mysteries and unfathomable magnitude. This piece was inspired by this edge in space, between our home and what lies beyond. I imagined a manned spacecraft of the distant future approaching this boundary, unsure about the unknowns of interstellar space, anxious but excited about what discoveries lie ahead.

Recording by Katie Clark and Ashley White.

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