Flute part from Sandpipers

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I was inspired one day while walking along the coast of Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. I found these birds called sandpipers, which are like sea gulls with longer beaks and legs, feeding at the edge of the water. I was fascinated by their movements when they fed at the water and how they always ran away whenever a wave comes their way. The adult sandpipers always made stiff movements as they walked and the baby ones always scurried around them like mice. I also saw one of them float on the water and dip its head in like a duck. I captured these moments on my Samsung video camera and described them with the gestures of this piece. I composed this work very much like a painting. I first wrote in a background, a foundation of the work, containing various timbral sustains with developments in pressure, harmony, and density throughout the trio. These represent the waves of the ocean along the coast. Then, I wrote a foreground as many short, light staccato gestures on top of that background, representing the movements and characters of the sandpipers at Lido Beach.

10 minutes
Modern classical music
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