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Socially Distant (Flute Alone)


Composer: Penman, Katrina

Socially Distant (Flute Alone) by Katrina Penman, Published by Brotons & Mercadal Edicions Musicals.

Duration: 5 minutes 40 seconds

In this piece, a lonely person who is isolated in their home due to the corona virus alert searches for dialogue. A distant response comes from within, or perhaps from without.  The protagonist battles with uncertainty, finally letting out an anguished cry. A neighbor knocks on the door to offer comfort. It is evening, and echoes of music from the windows and balconies of locked in musicians around the world are offered up. The protagonist once again confronts their anxiety, searching for an identity, and finds solace in the music that has come to symbolize this period in many of our lives, at this strange and unsettling time.