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Scratches of the Wind : for alto flute solo

by Nirmali Fenn (2016)

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Scratches of the Wind


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Work Overview

The title of this piece comes from a line of Henri Michaux's Darkness Moves. There is a special insular quality that a person feels when they hear the presence of the wind on a window pane, while they themselves are inside - the soft scratchiness of the wind on the glass magnifies a person's own sense of interiority. This piece is magnifying the player's own mouth cavity, i.e. the interior body, with that of the instrument's internal cavity. Inhalation has a different sound to an exhalation; this piece uses the body of the flute to magnify this distinction.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Alto flute

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: 30 May 16. Risuonanze 2016 – incontri di nuove musiche’ Festival, Italy

Performances of this work

29 Apr 22: Symphony Space Performing Arts Center, NYC, USA. Featuring Jonah Murphy.

27 Mar 22: One Rivington Street, New York, USA

30 May 16: Risuonanze 2016 – incontri di nuove musiche’ Festival, Italy

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