Flare (2014)

for oboe solo
 
[Score | Recording]
 
 
selected for performance at the Society of Composers, Inc Call for Scores at the University of Iowa
selected for performance at the 2014 Exchange of Midwest Collegiate Composers
 
Premiered by Allison Offerman at the Society of Composers, Inc Call for Scores at the University of Iowa (IA)
Performed by Allison Offerman at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (MO)
Performed by Anne Goldberg at Vox Novus' Composers Voice Concert Series (NY)
Performed by Anne Goldberg at the International Ferienkruse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (DE)
Performed by Allison Offerman for GRIT at the Englert Theatre (IA)
Allison Offerman, studio recording
 
Program Notes:
 

Flare was composed for Allison Offerman, using her favorite extended techniques as the basis for the material.  These techniques are combined with one another and transform into different sounds over the course of the piece.  The end result is the expansion and contraction of these sounds with sudden bursts of energy that quickly fade away.