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Janus – Mobile 2011

for flute and guitar

Duration: variable, ca. 5’

Premiere: Shanna Pranaitis, flute and Jesse Langen, guitar, Chicago, March 2011

Recording: Portrait CD, Shanna Gutiérrez and Jesse Langen, 2012

Janus (mobile 2011), for flute and guitar, approaches the theme of indeterminacy by presenting two very distinct musical pathways in the form of two relatively independent and virtuosic “solos.”  Here, the task of each performer is to hold the course (i.e. the independent character of their own part) in the face of interaction cues that constantly force them back into a chamber music situation (i.e. listening and reacting to their partner).

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