Title: Big Business
Year Completed: 1999
Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation: Flute
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.

1. Corporate Strategy
2. Down Sizing
3. Think Tank
4. Industrial Merger

derek charke big business
Movement 1 — Corporate Strategy Movement 2 — Down Sizing Movement 3 — Think Tank
Movement 4 — Industrial Merger
D. Charke, flute