The Tunnel Project is/was a series of musical pieces composed with tunnels in mind. Each installment in the series used a certain tunnel’s individual acoustic, locational, and thematic elements to create a site-specific piece of music. (That said, performers are welcome to play these pieces wherever they choose).
“Child’s Discovery” is a clarinet solo written for a tunnel connecting Cordonices Park and the Berkeley Rose Garden in Berkeley, California. As a child, I was briefly convinced that the tunnel had monsters in it, and this installment was meant to be a dialogue between the excitement of being a kid on an imaginary adventure and the fear of running into evil goblins along the way.