Oblique Extensions for flute, cello, and fixed media (2010)

This piece grew from a shorter work for ?ute and cello composed in the summer of 2009 and titled Oblique Variations. When writing the original piece, I drew my inspiration from the deck of “Oblique Strategies” created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. When asked to extend the work, and add an electronic component, I returned to these strategies for guidance at pivotal compositional moments. The original strategy was “Breathe More Deeply.” This was augmented by “Be Extravagant,” “Ghost Echoes,” and one other which I cannot recall at this time. I have them written down somewhere. Perhaps I should look for them…

Rehearsal recording by Sam Golter and Tara Atkinson

Download the score: Oblique Extensions