DOUBLE ENTENDRE DU JOUR (2011)
The title for Double Entendre du Jour (2011) translates to “double meaning of the day” and is derived from the fact that the music is written in two key centers. This creates some interesting harmonies and completely distorts the sense of tonic/dominant relationships. The piece is written for flute octet: 2 piccolos, 4 soprano flutes, 1 alto flute, and 1 bass flute. Many of the players are asked to perform extended techniques made famous by flutist Robert Dick. This work was premiered by the Colorado State University Flute Choir at Colorado State University in the Fall 2012.