Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, author
Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, researcher
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star-light is a little light
performed by Lana Stafford & Michelle Purdy
flute and percussion
fall 2010, rev. spring 2012
ca. 9'
08 December 2010
Lana Stafford (flute) & Michelle Purdy (percussion)
Baird Recital Hall
Buffalo, NY
Program Note:
star-light is a little light centers itself around simple, pure sonorities and gestures consisting of high metallic percussion and various subtle flute effects. these pure, "little" sounds are sometimes echoed with more dense, noisy gestures in a relationship which ebbs and flows as the piece moves from low, inharmonic textures to high, harmonic sonorities.

The piece was commissioned by and composed in close collaboration with flautist Lana Stafford and percussionist Michelle Purdy. It is dedicated to them in heartfelt gratitude for their commitment, enthusiasm, and artistic contributions.