for flute
6 minutes

Program Note

From the Medieval Latin form of the word confluence, meaning a coming or flowing together of two or more streams, or the combined stream formed by conjunction, this work for flute and dance was completed for the Vision of Sound program with the Society for New Music in Syracuse in January. The title reflects the correlations between the word and the work’s corresponding musical ideas as a conjoining of two separate elements that when combined enhance one another to create an entirely new idea. Working with this kernel, the ideas of ma, color, breath, and movement were of constant importance in the combination of two very similar but separate ideas, movement through physical space, and aural space, into a singular idea or motif.