“The Mess” is a new work I wrote for piccolo, 3 flutes, and alto flute that is a direct response to the racial climate in the United States. It is a reflection of the uniqueness of American racism and draws the listener to question it’s absurdity, origin and ultimately, who is responsible for repairing it. Written for a community of African-American flutists, “The Mess” is a work of solidarity and also a work for allies in the fight against racism.
Premiere of “The Mess”
"The Mess" for piccolo, 3 flutes and alto flute.