One wish, your honey lips
Instrumentation: Flute Quartet, 4 C flutes
Length: 9 minutes
Premiere: Emissary Quartet, 19 November 2016, Shetler Studios, New York, NY
Commission: Fromm Foundation Commission from Harvard University, 2014 in conjunction with Emissary Quartet
Program Note: As a vocalist, I have come to believe that all vocal folk traditions share a faith--an idea that the essence of music happens between the notes. These moments, these subtle vocal inflections and ornaments saturate the texts of folk song in potent pangs of emotions, resulting in a form of communication that is tremendously intimate. This piece is about that music, the essence that falls between the notes.