Solo Flute Quartet
I was most happy that through good planning and good fortune Carla Rees performed what was effectively the 40th birthday presentation of my work Spirit of ’76 in 2016. Following this performance Carla suggested the possibility of a new work. As I had planned something for flutes and live electronics for some time, I leapt at the chance to write for her quarter-tone flute ensemble. Following a recording session in the summer of 2017 the idea of using multiphonics as the generator of both harmony and melodic mode evolved rapidly and the piece was completed in January 2018. The four flutes (piccolo, concert flute, alto, bass) are played in varying rotations for the 16 short sections of the work. The live electronics freezes, spatialises, echoes and projects the live sound into labyrinths of colour on a surround sound system.
First performances: City University London (20.02.18), Greenwich University (10.10.18).
Citation : Emmerson, S. (2018) Solo Flute Quartet (flutes and electronics, 16')
Research Group : Music Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : No
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