Composer: Elizabeth Brown
Publisher: Quetzel Music
Instrumentation: Flute and Electronics (Flute and Recorded sound)
Duration: 9.5 minutes
arcanum: 1. A deep secret; a mystery. 2. Often arcana. Specialized knowledge that is mysterious to the average person. 3. A secret essence or remedy; an elixir.
In performance, the live flute should balance comfortably with the recording. Arcana requires only a CD player. However, if possible, the flute can be very slightly amplified, to better blend with the tape part-the flute shouldn't sound amplified. A monitor for the flutist is helpful, especially in a hall with speakers above or in front of the flutist.