Publisher: Bill Holab Music- Rondure Music
Instrumentation: Flute and Electronics (flute, computer music on CD)
Duration: 7 minutes
Bricolage was commissioned by flutist, Mary Karen Clardy. In Bricolage, lyrical 12-tone melodies and explosive “air” sounds in the flute are accompanied by both percussive and sustained pre-recorded sonorities derived entirely from prepared piano samples. The emotional content of this work is conveyed by the oppositions inherent in the materials themselves: some are resonant, unfocused and dark, while others are dry, defined and bright. Extraverted, athletic ribbons of notes that bounce and soar converse with those whose message is contemplative and dreamlike.