Over the Edge
Composed by Eric Chasalow
For flute solo and electronic sounds
Published by McGinnis and Marx
Includes flute part and score (of the flute and tape)
As in my earlier pieces for soloist and electronic sounds, Over the Edge uses the tape part to modulate and expand the possibilities of the flute. The stucture of the piece consists of extremely fast, articulated sections surrounding a contrasting, slow central one. Fast motivic figures build by accretion, starting out in a narrow range and gradually expanding, becoming syncopated and angular. The fast repeated figures give Over the Edge a character derived from both be-bop and bluegrass musics. It is a challenge and, I hope, also fun to perform. — Eric Chasalow
Permanently out of print.