Filaments by Jeffrey Mumford (b.1955)
For two flutes
Published by Theodore Presser
Score form – 2 copies included
Duration: c. 9:00
Filaments was commissioned by and written for flutists Peter Brown and Karen Johnson, and is dedicated to them. The work celebrates their virtuosity and interpretive sensitivity. The developmental scheme of the work encompasses their different personalities as well, as there is a constant play between extroverted figurative explosions and a more introverted lyricism. In the end, there is a coalescence of both personalities.
African-American composer Jeffrey Mumford has received numerous fellowships, grants, awards and commissions. Awards include the “Academy Award in Music” from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, a Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and an ASCAP Aaron Copland Scholarship. He was also the winner of the inaugural National Black Arts Festival/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition. Mumford’s most notable commissions include those from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Library of Congress (co-commission), the BBC Philharmonic, the San Antonio, Chicago & National Symphonies, Duo Harpverk (Iceland), the Sphinx Consortium, the Cincinnati Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Mumford has taught at the Washington Conservatory of Music, served as Artist-in-Residence at Bowling Green State University, and served as assistant professor of composition and Composer-in-Residence at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He is currently Distinguished Professor at Lorain County Community College in Northern Ohio.