Instrumentation: Flute and Piano
Availability: Downloadable PDFs (Score & Flute part)
Written for the 2010 Cortona Sessions for New Music
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Insomnia Dance tries to capture the tossing and turning of nights when vivid dreams and half-remembered stresses sneak into the semi-conscious mind. Two main ideas circle throughout the work: slow, ominous piano chords juxtaposed with long flute lines and fast, slightly off-balance rhythmic dance sections. The latter gradually takes over, and the music works into a frenzy before finally exhausting itself.