Flute Concerto

Flute Concerto (1997) 18 minutes.
First performance: Reykjavík 2000, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir flute, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Diego Masson.
Instrumentation: 2.3.3(III also b.cl).3(III also c.bsn).-4.3.3.1-perc(4)-solo flute-pft-hrp-strings.

The Flute Concerto was composed in Amsterdam during 1996-97. It consists of eleven dissimilar sections, each one with its own musical pattern. The flute part is individualistic, zigzagging its way through the same material that the orchestra plays in a more sustained manner. A few instruments are amplified to adjust balance and in an attempt to create new sounds from the orchestra. The flute can be said to travel in a soundscape of the orchestra, charaterized by both mystical and mechanical fields. The concerto was composed for flutist Áshildur Haraldsdóttir.

Recording: BIS-CD-1419, Sharon Bezaly flute, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Bernharður Wilkinson.

For further information please contact the Iceland Music Information at itm@mic.is or the composer at hato@simnet.is

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