Premiere: Alyssa Treber, flute. Michigan State University, 2011.
Instrumentation: solo flute
Astor’s Nod is the result of a symbiosis project in which I had the opportunity to work closely with Alysa Treber, a talented flutist. I’ve been looking at some of Bach’s cello suites and was very interested in the idea of implying harmonies with a single line. I also wanted to explore the agility and flexibility of the flute. A piece I heard by Astor Piazzolla (hence, Astor’s Nod) was inspiration for the latin feel of this solo.
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Recorded performance by Alysa Treber.