Looking back at Fluteprojekt

Join me as I reflect on our Fluteprojekt concert and share the playlist from the concert with you.

Fluteprojekt was held a couple of weeks ago (on Friday 11 May 2018). As Konzertprojekt‘s second concert of the year, and my first time co-leadign the organisation for one of our concerts, I was absolutely delighted with how the concert went. It was a wonderful opportunity to put the spotlight on the flute by programming existing flute works alongside new compositions where Konzertprojekt composers explored the potential of this versatile instrument.

It was a privilege to have my piece Towards Adventure premiered. Hearing the piece come to life for the first time just days before the concert was surreal. It was so exciting that the piece sounded even better than I had imagined. You can hear the recording of the performance here.

Writing this piece gave me the opportunity to begin contemplating structured improvisation as a mode of conveying musical ideas to performers, and allowing performers to interact with the piece and have some autonomy. This is incredibly refreshing, and is something that I will keep exploring over the coming weeks, months and years (watch this space…)

Michelle Yue Wang - Konzertprojekt Fluteprojekt - Sophie Van Dijk Coomposer

Michelle Yue Wang (left) and Dorothy Wu (right).

There are some big thank-yous that I should add: to Flute Society NSW for supporting the concert, to St Stephen’s Uniting Church for generously letting us use their beautiful venue for the first time, and to our fabulous and dedicated performers Michelle Yue Wang, Dorothy Wu and Ronan Apcar.

If you missed the concert, or would like to hear snippets of it again, we have collated a playlist with all four premieres from the night which you can listen to below or by following this link.