Tomorrow in Australia

Flute, 2008

Duration: 8 minutes

The ghostly sound of a solo flute played with airy tones sparked the image of a post-apocalyptic, dusty, windswept and barren field, and a lone musician initiating a ritual of mourning and a fiery expression of loss, tempered by fleeting hints of hope.  A flute further fit this conception as it has a lineage that goes back to the earliest musical instruments, and will likely survive in some form as long as we do.  Depressing thoughts, I know, but then I got this fortune cookie:  Don’t worry about the world coming to an end, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.


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