ComposerJulia Usher
Formatscore
PublisherPrimavera
Instrumentsflute and alto flute (optional)
Printed sheet music
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Picture of Sheet music  for flute and alto flute (optional) by Julia Usher. An atmospheric concert piece for flute, with presence and beauty, evoking a still mirrored lake in Massachusetts in the Fall. Reflections of kaleidoscopic colours are recreated in the piece, which uses many extended techniques.

This piece was written in 2011 for Primavera's 30th anniversary gala project, Crossing Borders.

Nancy Ruffer helped advised on the technical adventures in flute sound which is important to the piece. The extended techniques are described in the performer's notes.

The piece in performance was first accompanied by stunning photographs of the magical Lincoln Pond, taken by the composer and her sister in law, Janet Hadingham. Janet is a Fabric Artist, and her approach to the mesmerising images of the Lake was to photograph the details like abstract designs. Julia's photos evoked the mirroring reflections, the architecture of trees, the dramatic shadows of woodland bordering the lake. These images were projected during the performance.

However the idea of the piece is to create the painterly experience of the landscape in sound.

There are 6 movements:

1. Reflecting 2. Mirroring 3. Burning 4. Whistling Breath 5. Rippling 6. Leaving

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