Programme Notes

Dan Di Maggio - Baby Can't Sleep

Dan Di Maggio (b.1969) Baby Can’t Sleep (2006)

Basically, this piece is my first encounter with the alto flute. Scored for alto and tape, it is intended as a playful piece for this wonderful instrument. Basically it is a funny way to talk about sleep problems. The musical speech of the flute is disturbed by the sounds and noises from the tape. An “Optional Background Trouble maker” could also take part in the performance... With this piece I had my first première ever in London, on a rainy evening.

Premiere: rarescale Premiere Series, London June 2007.
rarescale: Carla Rees, alto flute, Michael Oliva, electronics
Duration: 8’30” approx.

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