The Gathering

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I had been composing before my illness but I just was not inspired until recently. I had played a piece by Ken Kreuzer called “Colors of the World” which used a repeated rhythm pattern in the first movement which started me thinking about simple ideas repeated and combined in novel ways. I was further inspired by the WMFA gala concert upcoming in May of 2012. The combined inspirations led me to experiment with an 11th chord, 4 piccolos and surrounding the audience with music. I envision the piece as any gathering of people – church, concert, family, etc. Each group has its own unique chatter (rhythm pattern) and there is an announcer (flute solo) of the event and the official responders (the piccolos). You can hear everyone coming together and slowly settling in for the event itself. I hope you enjoy this piece by an enthusiastic amateur composer. Performed by the West Michigan Flute Orchestra.

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  • Art form: Performance
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  • Medium: Music
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  • Year created: 2011
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Venue & Connection Information

There will be at least 21 performers and we need a music stand for each performer if possible. This piece is performed surrounding the audience and the stage will not be used.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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