SWIRL

 

(16:00) Piccolo, flutes, alto flute, bass flute, orchestra bells, vibes, belltree. Copyright Fee: Score, slides. Music Copyright 1980, Brent Michael Davids.

 

SWIRL is a work for flutes and percussion where the players move throughout the performance space, through the audience, sometimes behind the audience as well as in front of them. As the performers walk as they play, the music is available as a set of slides which are projected onto the walls in the dark, and colored lighting should be used throughout the hall for effect. "Swirl" evokes the shimmering of snow flakes whirling about in the winter winds, and is as enticing visually as well as aurally.

 

"Swirl" was commissioned and premiered by flutist Jan Walker, DeKalb, IL, in 1980.