Bass flute improvisation (Sky) Sept 27, 2020


A Sunday morning bass flute improvisation:




Sonnet to the Moon


Released today through Leaf Music in Halifax, Sonnet to the Moon was commissioned by the Halifax Camerata Singers. Written for SATB chorus, a cappella and solo flute based on the poem of the same name by British poet Helen Maria Williams. (1759-1827) The Halifax Camerata Singers is Atlantic Canada’s premier chamber choir founded by Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey.



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Flute Improvisation July 18, 2020


A Saturday morning improvisation:




Lachrymose – Ester Esteban Solana


Happy to share this wonderful performance of Lachrymose by flutist Ester Esteban Solana!




3x4 – Multi-Tracked Video


A multi-tracked performance of 3x4. This flute octet is created in a minimalist style and uses some extended techniques to create an exciting sound world. Based on a 3 by 4 rhythmic pattern. For 4 C flutes and 4 bass flutes.



I'll be posting a new multi-tracked flute ensemble video every Friday afternoon until the end of May. I hope you enjoy!

Fri. April 24 – Three Lines for flute trio https://youtu.be/pri4DMN__60
Fri. May 01 – Five Lines for flute quintet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 08 – 6x7 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 15 – 5x6 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/7CL9U1hj3mw
Fri. May 22 – 4x5 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/nomxc0ZlC2s
Fri. May 29 – 3x4 for flute octet https://youtu.be/GN_Voyy_oRQ


4x5 – Multi-Tracked Video


A multi-tracked performance of 4x5. This flute quartet is created in a minimalist style and uses some extended techniques to create an exciting sound world. Based on a 4 by 5 rhythmic pattern. For 2 C flutes and 2 bass flutes.



I'll be posting a new multi-tracked flute ensemble video every Friday afternoon until the end of May. I hope you enjoy!

Fri. April 24 – Three Lines for flute trio https://youtu.be/pri4DMN__60
Fri. May 01 – Five Lines for flute quintet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 08 – 6x7 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 15 – 5x6 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/7CL9U1hj3mw
Fri. May 22 – 4x5 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/nomxc0ZlC2s
Fri. May 29 – 3x4 for flute octet


Adams Charke Exchange


Norman Adams, cello and I have been working together as improvisors for a number of years. We've now started a new collaboration called ACE, the Adams Charke Exchange! Check out our YouTube page!

We recorded the following 5 videos on May 14, 2020 as demos of our work:








5x6 – Multi-Tracked Video


A multi-tracked performance of 5x6. This flute quartet is created in a minimalist style and uses some extended techniques to create an exciting sound world. Based on a 5 by 6 rhythmic pattern. For 2 C flutes and 2 bass flutes.



I'll be posting a new multi-tracked flute ensemble video every Friday afternoon until the end of May. I hope you enjoy!

Fri. April 24 – Three Lines for flute trio https://youtu.be/pri4DMN__60
Fri. May 01 – Five Lines for flute quintet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 08 – 6x7 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 15 – 5x6 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/7CL9U1hj3mw
Fri. May 22 – 4x5 for flute quartet
Fri. May 29 – 3x4 for flute octet


6x7 – Multi-Tracked Video


A multi-tracked performance of 6x7. This flute quartet is created in a minimalist style and uses some extended techniques to create an exciting sound world. Based on a 6 by 7 rhythmic pattern. For 2 C flutes and 2 bass flutes.



I'll be posting a new multi-tracked flute ensemble video every Friday afternoon until the end of May. I hope you enjoy!

Fri. April 24 – Three Lines for flute trio https://youtu.be/pri4DMN__60
Fri. May 01 – Five Lines for flute quintet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 08 – 6x7 for flute quartet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 15 – 5x6 for flute quartet
Fri. May 22 – 4x5 for flute quartet
Fri. May 29 – 3x4 for flute octet


Five Lines Sheet Music


The sheet music (score and parts) for Five lines is now available from the Canadian Music Centre: https://cmccanada.org/shop/76347/


Five Lines – Multi-Tracked Video


A multi-tracked performance of Five Lines. Similar to my flute quartets, this flute quintet is created in a minimalist style and uses some extended techniques to create an exciting sound world. Recorded at home on April 6, 2020.



I'll be posting a new multi-tracked flute ensemble video every Friday afternoon until the end of May. I hope you enjoy!

Fri. April 24 – Three Lines for flute trio https://youtu.be/pri4DMN__60
Fri. May 01 – Five Lines for flute quintet https://youtu.be/DuCtnPaoKrc
Fri. May 08 – 6x7 for flute quartet
Fri. May 15 – 5x6 for flute quartet
Fri. May 22 – 4x5 for flute quartet
Fri. May 29 – 3x4 for flute octet