MONOLOGUES AND DIALOGUES
This recording features the resonant and meditative sounds of the modern day low flutes. These unique instruments transverse down to deep dark tones and into the depths of low frequencies still unexplored by most woodwind instruments, especially flutes. The hyperbass flute alone plays lower than a concert piano, as the subcontrabass flute shares the same range as the orchestral string bass. These austere, breathy and even creepy flute sounds should inspire an abundance of musical imaginations.
The title of the album originates from the dramatic medium, yet has direct applications to our musical language. Monologue is the sharing of one's personal thoughts and feelings to an audience, as dialogue is the written or verbal exchange between two or more people. These sonic relationships of musical sound and feeling create a purpose far beyond everyday entertainment, and may go as far as embodying healing powers for mind, body and soul.
|playing time: 77.07
direct sale price: $18.99
audio sample: ' Burlesque' from Serenade and Burlesque (extract)
|review extracts: for full reviews click here|
|"remarkable flautist ... well filled and widely varying ... highly attractive ... program ... high entertainment factor. This release stands witness to the breadth of Peter's achievement as a performer and stimulator of new work for low flutes." - Dominy Clements (MusicWeb)|
|"Certainly a unique CD. This is much more than a CD that would only appeal to flute players. It's a fine assembly of works by many different composers and fascinating to listen to." - John Sunier (Audiophile Audition)|