Flutter (1980)

for flute and tape delay or 2-track tape

Dedicated to Jenni and Kate


Duration: c. 4 minutes, 30 seconds

Programme note

Flutter stitches together fluttertongued flute passages from works by the Second Viennese School and presents this as a four-part canon which can be performed by four flutes or solo flute with tape delay or three pre-recorded flutes. Overlaying this amount of fluttertonguing gives rise to a gently shimmering surface.