Var 323

for flute
Written for Katherine Zhang and the Society for New Music
4 minutes

Program Note

Var 323, or Variable 3-2-3 is a work that is primarily composed from two ideas. The first idea works with tone color and the relationship between normal and extended technique. The latter is approached as something superimposed or a graft onto the other as a kind of timbral embellishment. The second focuses on the interplay of three vs. two and its development or influence on both the inner/minute relationships of the work as well as the overall phrasing and form.