Effusion (2013)


Duration:

11'00"

Instrumentation:

for flute & piano OR soprano sax & piano

Premiere:

Kelley Barnett, flute; Michael Kirkendoll, piano / 1 July 2013 / Cortona Sessions, Sala Neumann, Hotel Oasi Neumann, Italy

Notes:

for duoSolo and the Cortona Sessions

Effusion began as an attempt to acoustically produce the indistinguishable mixture (fusion) of flute and piano timbres. Flutter-tongue flute blends with a sizzle chain on the piano strings; muted piano echoes slap-tongue flute; air blown through the flute blurs into brushing of the low-register piano strings. Within this restricted set of sounds for the instruments, I then allowed myself to pour forth musical expression (effusion) and to develop the ideas which emerged. The musical parameters less affected by timbre--rhythm, phrasing, form--became the primary vehicles for expression.


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[Kelley Barnett, flute / Michael Kirkendoll, piano]


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