A THREAD UNWOUND

Alto flute and computer musician (Max/MSP)

Composed in 2011.

Commissioned by DuoInteraktiv, the genesis of “A Thread Unwound” began as an attempt to compose a partner piece to an earlier composition entitled “Filament” for flute and five crystal glasses. In “A Thread Unwound”, the five crystal glasses are replaced by an instrument created in Max/MSP that can produce a multitude of crystal glass pitches and sounds all triggered by a computer musician. Inspired by the improvisational scores of Pauline Oliveros, this piece is a structured improvisation where the acoustic and electronic instruments move through a variety of relational states.

Performance History
2012

Florida Flute Association 36th Annual State Convention

Orlando, FL - premiere

DuoInteraktiv: Patricia Surman, flute, and Reiner Kramer, computer

College Music Society South Central Regional Conference

East Central University | Ada, OK

DuoInteraktiv

National Flute Association Conference

Las Vegas, NV

DuoInteraktiv

College Music Society National Conference

San Diego, CA

DuoInteraktiv

2013

Bates College | Lewiston, ME

DuoInteraktiv

2016
03.31.16

ARTSWALK: Transformations

Texas Woman's University | Denton, TX

Kirsten Guerra, alto flute, and Paul Thomas, computer

06.07.16

NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival | NY Phil Biennal

National Sawdust | Brooklyn, NY

DuoInteraktiv

10.26.16

Fort Lewis College | Durango, CO

DuoInteraktiv

10.27.16

University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, NM

DuoInteraktiv: Patricia Surman, flute, and Reiner Kramer, computer

10.29.16

Association for Technology in Music Instruction National Conference | Santa Fe, NM

DuoInteraktiv

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© 2016 by Paul David Thomas