Le soupir du roseau dans les bras du vent

Instrumentation: flute (in C and alto flute)

Duration: 9 minutes

Year composed: 2015

Performers: Orlando Cela

First performance: January 21st, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, (WA)

Program note: Le soupir du roseau dans les bras du vent consists of several variations on the well known initial melody of Syrinx by Debussy. Each variation explores some timbral transformation of the melody through a set of extended techniques realized on the flute. The initial melody is slowly deconstructed throughout the variations to remain just a distant memory at the end of the piece.