Driven by the Wind

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: flute, cello, piano

Duration: 25 minutes

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Program Notes

Driven by the Wind was a happy experiment on my part in writing music that was less formally constructed than anything I’d composed previously – and more in the nature of a written down long improvisation. As the title suggests, the work has something to do with the sound and nature of the wind – its fits and starts, its private mutterings and conversations – and with that feeling in mind, I wrote down whatever notes came to mind. From the opening phrase, it seemed to grow by itself into a full blown work of four contrasting sections – fast and steady, calmly swaying, dead calm, and fast and lively.

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