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Stacked (Flute and Recording)


Stacked by Allison Loggins-Hull, Published by Flutronix

Duration: 4 minutes

Instrumentation: Flute and recording

Stacked (2008) is one of the first pieces I ever wrote. My journey into composition started with improvisation, and Stacked is a piece that truly captures that path. Constructed by a series of looped cells, each one was created during an improvisational practice session. After composing a handful of cells, I wrote them down and experimented with different ways I could work with them, eventually landing on stacking them on top of each other. These cells provided a foundation for a solo line, which also derived from an improvisational place. Stacked is simply a joyful piece in the classically happy key of D major, coming from a place of fun experimentation and exploration. An early addition to the Flutronix repertoire, Stacked was originally performed in concert as a duo with loop pedal. Available in several arrangements, Stacked can be performed as a solo piece, a duet or a sextet.