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Alpha Waves


Instrumentation: flute or alto flute

Durata: 8’30”

Premiere: March 29th, 2009, at Bandhagens Scen in Stockhom, by flutist Richard Craig

Program note:
Hyper-active intense courses of events, at the same time as complete stillness and relaxation. The sleep cycle is like a paradox of complex motions and deep tranquility entwined in one simultanous action. During the three first phases of the cycle we are moving from a light and easily disturbed sleep towards heavy and deep sleep, while the muscle activity and eye movements slowly disappear. During the fourth phase the extremely slow brain signals called delta waves appear and take over. But only until the dream sleep suddenly capture us and throws us into its world of chaos and unpredictable challenges…

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