Selected Stories

for Flute and Harp (2019)

Duration: 17'30"

I wrote Selected Stories for flutist Ramakrishnan Kumaran for performance on his senior recital at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where we premiered together in March 2019. Throughout the 7 movements of Selected Stories, the relationship between the two instruments, which blends timbres and obfuscates separateness, emulates the relationship between elements in particular M.C. Escher prints, in which distinct geometric entities metamorphose into (or, perhaps, out of) one another.