Sarah Pyle, flute
Elizabeth Brown – Botanical Obsessions for solo flute (2000)
Andrew Stiefel – Let us whisper our names into the trees for flute, baroque flute, and electronics (premiere)
Sarah Pyle – Improvisations on three secular monodies by Francesca Caccini
Daniel Webbon – To Square a Circle for baroque flutist as percussionist (premiere)
Sarah Pyle – Beehive for flute and electronics (premiere)
Vivian Fine – The Flicker for solo flute (1973)
Sarah Pyle offers an evening of experimental music for baroque and modern flute. Inspired by styles ranging from the Early Baroque to musique concrète to noise music and beyond, this program explores tropes of flora and fauna across more than 400 years. The set features three world premieres for baroque and modern flute by Sarah and Seattle composers Andrew Stiefel and Daniel Webbon, and includes works for solo flute by American composers Elizabeth Brown and Vivian Fine, along with improvisations on baroque melodies by Francesca Caccini.