Video: “Foundry” by Paul Steenhuisen

Taken from our big multi-flute extravaganza on May 23rd, here is the video of my performance of “Foundry” for solo flute by Canadian composer Paul Steenhuisen.

Written back in 1990, Steenhuisen says of the piece: “Prior to composing Foundry, I chose to approach the flute in its fundamental visual form, that of a metal pipe with holes in it. This idealistic objectivity opens up the possibility of using timbral colour to augment or contradict the relations of the more important pitch and rhythmic material. Within the framework of an evolving set of intervals, a limited number of gestures melt, fold, dissolve and blossom into each other using very simple methods in transit.”

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