Composed by Nicole Chamberlain
for Two C Flutes
Published by Spotted Rocket
Includes score and parts
“Chatter” is a flute duet which uses percussive extended techniques such as beatboxing, flutter tonguing, pizzacato, and jet whistle to mimic incessant talk that is often shared between two people who have some exciting news to share. Each part seems to interject the other's thought much like two friends who can finish each other's sentences. Like a conversation between two friends, the emotional tone changes as the piece progresses. Once the excitement of telling the news is shared there is reflection and debate over the news. Two friends will often hash out how the situation could affect them and loved ones, but through encouragement and support the friends are able to help each other reach a positive outlook on the situation.
Pizzacato – Finger the pitch indicated by the notation. Use a hard “Do” or “Tu” articulation to produce a percussive effect similar to what you may hear strings produce when plucking strings.
Jet whistle – Finger the pitch indicated in the notation. Cover the embouchure hole completely with the lips. Blow using an extreme force of air.
So, Ka, Za – In a “beat boxing” style, use these syllables as articulation for the pitch indicated in the notation. This will not produce a full tone, but more of a breathy percussive effect.