Fantasy Impromptu-ish

Fantasy Impromptu-ish, for solo flute, 2014 (’19); 2019 London, UK

For Flute with a B extension

Duration: about a minute

Fantasy Impromptu-ish incorporates a dreamy setting with rhythmical melodies. The performer is free to manipulate the tempo as desired, exaggerate the long notes at the end of a phrase and ever so faintly pick up the pace when the melody becomes more percussive and rhythmical. The melodic theme that keeps repeating throughout the piece should be emphasized as it is the main idea of the piece.

Fantasy Impormptu-ish was originally written for oboe but then re-written and rearranged for extended flute. It aims to demolish the notion that classical music (whatever it is) should be appreciated in grave yard stillness.

Program note

Same words on the page, same notes on the score but we each make something different from it. What creates the different perspectives?