Insomnia Dance (2010)


Instrumentation: Flute and Piano
Duration: 6:00
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.

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