The Flower

Flute, Violin, Viola,
and Percussion

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The Flower

(2019-20)

Instrumentation:

Flute

Violin

Viola

Percussion

Duration:

ca 10:30"

Performer(s):

Los Angles Chamber Orchestra

Award(s):

2020 G. Schirmer Prize

*composed as part of the Luna Composition Lab

The Flower (2019-20) is a four movement quartet that tells the life of a flower. The piece

uses extended techniques such as: touch-4th harmonics, scratch tones, hand percussion, harmonics (flute), and singing while playing (flute). The first movement, The Ground,

starts the story with the seed being moved through the air, carried by the wind then finally landing and resting into the ground. The Bud continues the story with the seed beginning

to grow. The roots are growing deeper into the ground, and a bud is sprouting. The

movement ends with the beginning of a light rain. The Storm is the climax of the piece.

Here there is lighting and thunder. The conclusion of the story, The Bloom and Wither,

opens with the blooming of the flower. This section is short and as the movement

continues, the leaves begin to wilt. The flower is left withering into dust.