Dash : for solo alto flute
by May Lyon (2009)
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This work reminds me of someone dashing about on a busy day. While there are moments of calm, ultimately they are frustrated and a bit chaotic.
Dash was composed according to arch form, with the five sections repeating in reverse order of appearance. Each section's repeat has been altered in a different way, including palindrome, flipped notation, transposition and colour variation.
Section D: Reversal of notation.
Section C: Reversal of notation, emphases more on tonality and less percussive.
Section B: Notation reversed and flipped vertically. Notes originally played tremolo are incorporated through appoggiaturas, grace notes and trills.
Section A2: Notation in the original order, many notes transposed an octave.
Section A1: - notation in original order with extra percussive effects.
Instrumentation: Alto flute.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Extended techniques, rhythmically complex
Arrangements also exist for treble and bass flutes.
Performed by Robin Meiksins as part of their "365 days of flute"
Performances of this work
26 Feb 17: 365 days of Flute Project, Chicago USA. Featuring Robin Meiksins.
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