Candy Cane for Flute and Fixed Media

Instrumentation: Flute and Fixed Media

Duration: 6’00”

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Program Note:

Candy Cane is the unofficial sequel to Chocolate Bunny, my solo for trombone and fixed media, both of which are testaments to the fact that I don’t know how to name my pieces. This electroacoustic work shows off the full capabilities of the flute, featuring extended techniques, an expansive use of range and dynamics, and virtuosic playing. As a whole, the piece displays a transformation of styles, starting with an ethereal, atmospheric introduction that slowly develops and builds into a rock and roll groove. A modal use of harmonic content unifies the piece, with a large emphasis on the lowered second scale degree (borrowed from the Phrygian church mode).