Humbaba's Trod is a work composed of daxophone recordings. The daxophone is a bowed wood instrument which is symbolic in relation to Humbaba. Humbaba guarded the cedar forest where the gods lived until Gilgamesh came and fought Humbaba and then cut the trees down to build the gate of a city.
The daxophone provides a wide range of sounds (both in pitch and color). It was perfect for generating a rain forest type of environment where each "creature" inhabits a particular range.
This work was performed first at Goucher College during the computer music concert.