A miniature duet scored for flute and harp. (Video is a concert performance by Erëmira Çitaku, flute & Cagatay Akyol, harp at the June 19, 2019 Flute Sound concert at the National Library of Kosovo in Prishtinë, Kosovë)
A duet for solo wind and marimba in two continuous movements.
I. That’s What I Heard
II. Are You Sure?
(Video features the US premiere performed by Transient Canvas at 2021 SCI Online Convention, Concert No. 6, Amy Advocat, bass clarinet and Matt Sharrock, marimba)
The version for bassoon and marimba was performed by Ensemble 337 (Jacqueline and Christopher Wilson) at the FOCAM: Festival of Contemporary Artists in Music, WSU Pullman, WA.
Moving Through Shadows & Light
A passage through an emotional landscape, moving through memories – at moments dark and remote, other times lucid. – RW
Duets for a Duo – for winds
Video is a lovely performance by Aimee Toner and Megan Tracy at the The Muse’s Voice concert, October 31, 2018, Barnard College, NYC.
Two movements with only the slightest pause between. I. Reconsidering; II. Amidst Confusion
Program note: Duets for a Duo is one of my earliest compositions notated for mixed instruments. I was especially intrigued by the sounds of close intervals, primarily minor or major seconds – between instruments. The music is an interplay of winds through two movements that are meant to convey two emotional reflections. Reconsidering is a contemplative mood… a lingering premonition that something may not be what it seems and must be reconsidered on a deeper level. Followed by Amidst Confusion which reflects an emotional struggle that cannot be easily resolved amidst prevailing confusion.
Check out this concert recording by 2Flutes: Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar and their New York Tapestries album.