The countdown to the release of “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano” has begun. This 2-CD recording, featuring Mimi Stillman, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano, will be released by the Innova label of the American Composers Forum in mid-September.
This comprehensive collection showcases composers with a wide range of styles, approaches, and backgrounds. They are:
Benjamin C.S. Boyle
David Bennett Thomas
Here is a video from the recording session of David Bennett Thomas’s Whim for Solo Flute, in which he and Mimi Stillman test out the foot stomps he calls for in his piece. Mimi tries stomping with different shoes until they pick the shoe that produces the right sound.