2013 | for solo flute | 5’

Hex is a concert etude for unaccompanied solo flute, meant to exhibit a wide variety of extended techniques. The piece’s combination of ancient and modern sound worlds lend it a sense of the arcane, and the mixed meters, changing tempi, and rapid virtuosic passages evoke a magical spell gone out of control. Tuplets and rhythmic groupings in five, six, and seven are frequently used; this both adds to the uneasiness of the piece due to those numbers’ relative infrequency in Western music and references those numbers’ frequent associations with magic and the supernatural.

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