(2010) for solo flute
of circumstance was written in the spring of 2010. The motivic material came from a song by the hip-hop group Atmosphere called “Aspiring Sociopath.” This piece explores the idea that sociopathic tendencies can be unfortunate results of unfortunate circumstances. Perhaps people with psychological problems are victims of circumstances that are antithetical to the culture in which they are expected to fit.
Performance by Brittany Primavera
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Performance by Chelsea Lundberg at Iowa Composers Forum Conference, Ames, IA, October 2010