I sat down with composer/bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest recently to go over some of the extended techniques for the flute. Chris asked me a lot about the percussive sounds available to flutist, and in the spirit of sharing, here some of the things we talked about. Most percussive sounds will only sound in … Continue reading Percussive Sounds
I'm really excited to announce I'll be doing a recital in Dearborn, MI at the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn. The recital is an exploration of the 20th century flute repertoire with works representative of some of the major music styles and ways to think about music. I'll be joined by Melissa Coppola on the … Continue reading Recital Announcement!
The long awaited Multiphonics part 2! A very long time ago, I wrote a post about multiphonics and why everyone should practice them all the time, promising another post with some tips and tricks I've figured out in my own personal practicing with some pieces to motivate you to actually practice them. Here are a … Continue reading Multiphonics part 2
As a young player I was terrified of multiphonics. I saw someone perform Fish are Jumping by Robert Dick when I was in high school and immediately thought, “I can’t do that, it’s so hard” and also “why does it sound so bad.” This was the start of my fear/dislike of contemporary music. Yes, I … Continue reading Intro to Multiphonics (and why they’re awesome)