Cold Blue Night
"Cold Blue Night" for solo flute came into being shortly after I moved to Minnesota and braved my first upper-Midwest winter. It was inspired by the kind of Minnesota night when the sky is dark, dark blue, the temperature is well below zero, and a full moon lights the snow with a pearl-blue glow. It is beautiful and pristine, yet cruel and dangerous. This piece explores the harshness and the soft beauty of a frigid mid-winter night.