Title: Big Business
Year Completed: 1999
Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation: Flute
Credits: NA
Premiere: Jan. 2000, Blue Parrot Cafe, Vancouver: Derek Charke, Flute



Purchase/Rent: Canadian Music Centre



Big Business is a piece for solo flute in 4 movements. No extended techniques are used. The work was written while living downtown Vancouver, the titles inspired by watching people come and go from the multitude of office buildings on Pender Street. This work was also inspired by the music of Michael Torke, Steve Martland and Louis Andriessen and is in a quasi-minimalist vein. If possible amplify the flute and experiment with different kinds of effects for each movement.

1. Corporate Strategy
2. Down Sizing
3. Think Tank
4. Industrial Merger
derek charke big business

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