Warning! Gustnadoes Ahead
for solo flute and CD

Derek Charke
Composer
Derek Charke
Composition Date: 2008
Duration: 00:06:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Tape
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Programme Note:
Gustnado - "Colloquial expression for a short-lived, shallow, generally weak tornado found along a gust front. Gustnadoes are usually visualized by a rotating dust or debris cloud." The soundtrack is made up mostly of transformed flute sounds, some of which emulate sudden swirling figures, others a sudden explosion and some granularised: sounds that are stretched in time, or are granules, short and fast. And there are many other transformations, plus a few electronic sounds. The solo flute interacts with these sounds. The score includes the solo flute part and a representation of the soundtrack with timings and other important information. The flute part includes extended techniques such as multiphonics, aeolian sounds, timbre trills, over blowing on harmonics, harsh Ch K Ch k sounds, and of course, ordinary tone production. The piece is loosely in variation form with a flurry of sound in the introduction, then a presentation of the main thematic material, which is further altered and developed. A quasi recapitulation of the opening ends the piece. Commissioned by The National Flute Association for the 2008 High-School Soloist Competition in Kansas City, Missouri August 7-10, 2008

Premiere Information:
07/08/2008 Hyatt Regency Crown Center Kansas City, Missouri 36th Annual National Flute Association Convention required high school soloist competition piece.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9110 C473wa
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 21, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (12 p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    This piece includes a tape part
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by The National Flute Association

    There are two YouTube Videos:

    (1) Kim Scott, Chair of the Department of Music, Alabama School of Fine Arts, in Faculty Recital , March 10, 2011, Birmingham Public Library, Arrington Auditorium

    http://youtu.be/zhwpElSPQFY

    (2) Patricia Cardona at the UO Flute & Electronics Concert on May 2, 2010.

    http://youtu.be/nQFCnQ48m3k
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