Krishna’s Flute: Canadian Music for Flute and Electronics
… interesting electronic writing and challenging flute parts, utilizing many extended techniques for the flutist. — The Flute View, USA
- Composer(s): Keith Hamel, Derek Charke, Brent Lee, John Oliver, WL Altman, Ian Crutchley
- Performer(s): Chenoa Anderson
- Mastering: John Oliver
CD (ES 13001)
- 1Krishna’s Flute (Keith Hamel) (2006), 12:37flute and system
- 2Disturbances of Circadian Rhythm (Derek Charke) (2009), 11:04flute and system
- 3Turbulent Flow (Brent Lee) (2010), 12:17flute and system
- 4Birds of Paradise Lost (John Oliver) (2009), 8:40amplified flute and system
- 5Aftertouch (WL Altman) (2008), 8:18flute and system
- 6White Dove (Ian Crutchley) (2007-08, 09), 21:29flute and system
- Label: Earsay
- ES 13001
- UCC 628855005225
- Total duration: 74:25
- 127 mm × 130 mm × 4 mm
- 45 g
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Chenoa Anderson has a new CD for flute and electronics by Canadian composers. She is one of Canada’s leading interpreters of new music, seeking exciting new composers and repertoire. This CD is a selection of some of these new works.
There are six pieces on the CD and they all employ interesting electronic writing and challenging flute parts, utilizing many extended techniques for the flutist. Having just completed my first composition for flute and electronics myself, it seems to me that flute and electronics is a special form, giving us a chance, as flutists to create dramatic sound paintings that can abstractly or literally tell a story.
The CD includes works by Keith Hamel, Derek Charke, Brent Lee, John Oliver, WL Altman, and Ian Crutchley. All of them employ variously, processors, samplers, software synthesizers, pre-recording, looping, multi tracks, reverb and more to extend the flute sound. With and without scores the pieces are very evocative and Anderson plays them with conviction and thoughtfulness creating dramatic sound paintings and telling stories. In fact while I listened I was thinking, “this CD is a compendium of all the sounds you can make with a flute!” These pieces require deep listening, but I think you will enjoy the experience very much.