Archetypes is a cycle of short works for alto flute in which recordings of physical spaces are transcribed to replicate their inherent musical attributes. The rhythms, harmonies, and gestures of the complex soundscapes are emulated in these aural snapshots by this single instrument. Like memories evoked by photographs, the elements extracted from this process cannot fully capture the essence of the original. The work was commissioned by and is dedicated to Conor Nelson.
Solo alto flute with optional photographs.
Photo credit: Lake by Allison Kasprzyk. All others by C.R. Kasprzyk.
This work is available on Nataraja [New Focus Recordings]