Technique for Contemporary Flute Music
For players and composers
By Hiroshi Koizumi
Published by Schott
This book demonstrates solutions in ways that are relatively easy for flutists to master and play, such as: multiphonics, multiphonic trills, hollow tones, etc.
Many books have been published around the world on special performance techniques for contemporary flute music, but in most of those books, we find some techniques which are actually impossible to execute, or which are so difficult to execute that they can only be mastered after long and continuous practice. I do not think there are many flutists who are interested in contemporary works who are also interested in such continuous practice. In fact, I suspect that many flutists actually avoid contemporary works because of the long and arduous practice they require. Furthermore, composers of contemporary flute music cannot always be sure if some part of their work is actually playable or not.
The purpose of this book is to solve such problems by demonstrating various contemporary performance techniques such as multiphonics, multiphonic trills, hollow tones, etc. in ways which are relatively easy for flutists to master and play.
It will be my great pleasure if this book is of some help to flutists and composers.
– Hiroshi Koizumi