Shapes of the wind

Traditionally, elements such as meter (grouping), durations, dynamics, and articulation have been employed by composers in a way that made certain events stand out from others (creating different types of musical accents). Shapes of the wind explores this issue in a very intimate setting, serving itself of those elements and bringing others on board – such as the use of some unconventional(or extended) performance techniques for the alto flute.

The choice of alto flute was not so much based on the traditionally warm sound of this instrument but,rather, on the more sharp and percussive aspect of the instrument, for which the vibraphone proved to be an excellent counterpart.