From the Publisher
This work was commissioned by the National Flute Association for the Young Artist Competition at its 2012 national conference in Las Vegas. Based on a special twelve-tone scale, it is meant to showcase both musical imagination and technical skills, and acts as a lovely addition to the flute's concert repertoire. For advanced players.
NFA "Winner" 2012 Newly-Published Music Contest for Solo Flute
"The piece was composed due to the honorific commission of the National Flute Association. The Committee knew my previous flute works, which are all based on the most up-to-date techniques of the instrument, with special attention to the multiphonic possibilities on the flute. So they expected me (and I expected myself) to write a similar composition for the selected competitors of the Young Artist Competition held in Las Vegas, August, 2012. However, I tried to keep the difficulty level reasonable even for those who have not had much experience with extended techniques before. I hope this piece of music will function as I intend: an opportunity to have joyful experiences on a lesser known skill on your instrument; a piece in which you can show both your musical imagination and technical skills; and enriching the flute repertoire with a brief but special new work which can fit into any concert program."
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).