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"...the seldom-heard contrabass flute, an instrument that, in the hands of Ned McGowan, is capable of everything from near breathless calm to driving bass riffs that propel the orchestra forward."

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New work for flute and piano


Flute & piano

Duration: 6'

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Performance notes:
During rehearsal letters A and P the flutist plays multiphonics of overblown harmonics. The diamond shaped notes should be fingered and the top note should come out as a melodic line. The collection of harmonics underneath is somewhat unpredictable, but the idea is to play the top note plus as many of the lower notes as possible. Optionally, the pronounciation of this technique can be improved by adding the voice to the diamond shaped notes.

Instruction video to the techniques and rhythms by
Ned McGowan: