In Wisconsin Woods
(5:00) quartz crystal bass flute, voice. Copyright Fee: Score. Music Copyright ©1992, Brent Michael Davids. Lyrics ©1992, Susan Power.
In Wisconsin Woods is a work for one or two performers, and highlights the unique bass flute made from quartz. Based on a text of Susan Power (Dakota), "In Wisconsin Woods" is about a Native American man who, searching for answers, goes out into the woods to find his father's grave. Graveside he discovers a huge pine tree growing up in the middle of it. Then through a heightened relationship with the tree, the man rediscovers what it means to be Winnebago. "In Wisconsin Woods" showcases extended instrumental techniques, such as key pops, pitch bends, breathy whisper tones, and singing harmony while playing.
"In Wisconsin Woods" was premiered by the composer at Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, in 1992.