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Inipi Alowan: Sweat Lodge Song - for flute choir

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New work that provides a true understanding of the Lakota Sweat Lodge Ceremony.

National Flute Association Convention: August 1-4

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I will be serving on a panel discussing adversity in music.  My works will also be performed.

Spirit of West Texas - Advanced Orchestra

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Commissioned by Laurie Williams and the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock.  Western movie-like sound.

47th Annual National Flute Association Convention

Conference Dates and Venue

AUGUST 1-4, 2019


Salt Lake City Convention Center

Salt Lake City, UT

Commissions to be Performed

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Inipi Alowan: Sweat Lodge Song - for flute choir

The Concept

 

This piece is designed to engage the performer in the “sweat-lodge ceremony,” called an inipi, by acting out the different sounds that occur as well as playing traditional Lakota melodies. Enveloping the audience in the sounds of a sweat-lodge, absent of light and outside influences, provides a new perspective into a very protected world of indigenous spirituality. In no way does this performance recreate the true experience of the lodge, rather it gives renewed perspective of a misunderstood spiritual practice.

The Score

The score will be available at the Convention and then afterwards here on the website.

Spirit of West Texas

Spirit of West Texas | for advanced Youth and Collegiate groups

Commissioned by Laurie Williams and the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock for it's National Orchestra Festival premiere in Spring 2019.

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