flute and electronics. (playback speakers and digital delay on flute microphone) – duration: 6’
In Brandon, VT Bob Weaver and Deb Salzarulo create sculptures for doors with tuned strings and hanging string plastic balls which bounce against the strings when the door is opened. From Bob & Deb’s Sugarhouse, my wife and I were gifted what we call our “door harp” from a family friend from New Hampshire. The sound of the bouncing balls hitting ringing strings while getting faster and faster as they fade away seemed very uncommon, and it is a pleasant thing to hear when you leave or enter the house. For many months, I had great fun tuning the five strings to different chords. When flutist Donna Shin asked me to write her a piece, having the door harp instrument as accompaniment seemed natural. I tuned the different strings to a chord structure and recorded a number of articulations and versions of the bouncing balls and assembled them in my audio editing program. The flute part was written afterward and soars over the electronic track in a dreamland/Shangri-La fashion.