Programme Notes

Sungji Hong - Fatni

This piece draws its inspiration from Geertgen tot Sint Jans' painting, 'The Nativity at Night,' housed at The National Gallery in London, UK. The title, 'Fatni,' derives from the Greek word for 'manger.'

FATNI explores the sonic capabilities of the Kingma System alto flute, employing techniques such as quartertones, multiphonics, multiphonic trills, tremolo with harmonic overtones, key clicks, pizzicato, and tongue ram. It is dedicated to Carla Rees, who performed it at the 51st Annual NFA Convention on August 6, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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