Bolt from the Blue, for flute and tape, is an exploration of the opposition of buoyancy and submersion. Electronically manipulated flute and violin noise make up the tape part, creating a swirling texture which sweeps the listener along, then suddenly the bottom drops out and the listener is taken to a completely new sound world. The tape swirls and plunges while the flute floats in and out of the texture that is created. The piece was completed in December 2014. It was premiered in Manhattan School of Music's Greenfield Hall on February 21, 2015