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The Flute Music of Reza Vali

by Laura Chislett This year marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of Reza Vali, a renowned Iranian-American composer, professor of composition at the School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University. In this article, Australian flutist Laura Chislett talks about his flute music. I met Reza Vali in Pittsburgh in 1992 where he teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. His name…

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Connecting with Shanghai, and four new works for flute

by Laura Chislett Accomplished Australian classical and contemporary flute player Laura Chislett reflects on her performances of five recent works of composers Xu Yifan, Anwar Wajidi, Shihui Cui, Lanqing Ding and Liza Lim. Tumbleweed, Moaning, Silence and The Shadow of Flowers: the scheduling of this two-year projectwas extremely fortuitous, though of course I didn’t know this at the time….

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Female composers from down under, flute works, 1960s – 2000s

by Laura Chislett Australians love to move. Many of us spend weekends in The Great Outdoors participating in sport or simply experiencing the beauty of the natural world. The aural representation of landscape became a central theme of Australian composition from the mid 20th century onwards; likewise, the incorporation of elements from the cultures to our north. Toru Takemitsu…

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IV Edition

Dear flutists, We would like to present the fourth edition of the Babel Flute, which marks one year anniversary of the project and thank all the contributors who made the new edition possible and exciting! 4th Edition In this edition there is so much of new and unique flute research, written exclusively for The Babel Flute! We would like…

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III Edition

Dear flutists, We would like to present the third edition of the Babel Flute and thank all the contributors who have offered their unique research and knowledge to our flute community and made this holiday edition very exciting! III Edition We wish you all a wonderful Holidays and a Happy New Year! ▪︎ In this edition, we have prepared…

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Female Composers from Down Under: flute works, from 1900 – 1956

by Laura Chislett The Concertino by Cécile Chaminade (France 1857 – 1944) must surely rank as the most widely performed flute piece by a female composer. It was the 1902 Paris Conservatoire annual test piece. Chaminade was not the only female French composer of that era: in fact you could say that there was a cluster of French female…

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