I composed this piece for the NorthStar Duo as part of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in 2017. This work represents an interesting compositional challenge, as it blends the sounds of two instruments with extremely different characteristics.
released January 8, 2018
Performed by the NorthStar Duo:
Adrienne Lauren Nichols Baker, flute
Seychelle Dunn-Corbin, saxophone
Recorded live at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, New York City, in June 2017
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