instrumentation : flute + soprano saxophone
duration : 5'
commissioned by Bethanne Walker and Eric Hewitt
premiere : Spring, 2014
Knife was written for flutist Bethanne Walker and saxophonist Eric Hewitt for their duo's first concert. The piece is divided into two mirrored sections, separated by a brief section that functions as a catalyst: 'Flesh,' 'Knife,' and 'Meat.' Virtuosic throughout, the playing is more traditional during 'Flesh,' while during 'Meat' the performers' bodies become more prominent as instruments themselves.