Water For Our Livelihood

by Patrick Behnke

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Water For Our Livelihood reacts to the California drought, the Dakota Access and Trans Mountain Pipelines, and the necessities for sustaining the human body in a series of related works bringing together a chamber ensemble exploring voice, micro-tonalities, and electronics.


released March 1, 2020

Compositions by Patrick Behnke
Timothy Maloof, Yvette Holzwarth, violins, voices, glass bottles
Chris Williams , Sara Sithi-Amnuai, trumpets, voices, glass bottles
Cody Putman, bassoon, voice, glass bottles
Patrick Shiroishi, soprano saxophone, voice, glass bottles
Keane Nwede, voice, glass bottles
Nick Hon, percussion, voice, glass bottles
Patrick Behnke, viola, electronics, guitar, piano, voice, glass bottles, field recording

Recorded by Jared Rodriguez in Los Angeles, CA in October 2019


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Patrick Behnke Los Angeles, California

Patrick Behnke is a viola player, multi-media artist, and experimental composer and improviser

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