Informal Discourse

for flute and vibraphone
(1992)

Two different performances of Informal Discourse are available on Youtube at the following links:
Movement I -and- Movement I
Movement II -and- Movement II
Movement III -and- Movement III
Movement IV -and- Movement IV

The blending capabilities of flute and vibraphone are what first prompted me to write for this particular combination. However, as I pondered the instruments, I came to appreciate the fact that each has its own characteristics of articulation that allow it to distinguish itself from the other. So keeping both of these concepts in mind (blending and separation), I wrote this piece as a set of short dialogues for flute and vibraphone.

(performance time ca. 6:30)

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