breath across song

Instrumentation: flute and fixed media

 

Duration: 8'

Program Notes

Breath across song is based on the poem, Wake, by Wayla Chambo as part of her TranScript Project. With its vibrating energy and shifting colors, wake evokes vivid imagery of changes in nature and states of being. I aimed to paint the text with subtle pitch inflection, timbral variation, and tone coloration in the flute part with complementary textures to augment the instrument in the fixed media part. I was also drawn to shifting between transparency and opaqueness in the sound as well as how subtle changes in air flow shape the different timbres. 

Performances
Electroacoustic Barn Dance, The Department of Music at the University of Mary Washington, 11/10-11/12/2016
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 9/25/2016