Video of the Day: Flautist Jennifer Grim plays Julia Wolfe's Oxygen
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Oxygen for 12 flutes, multitracked and performed by Jennifer Grim
Flautist Jennifer Grim's latest album Through Broken Time was born out of a desire to raise the voices of underrepresented composers through her time working on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the National Flute Association. Each work on the album holds special significance to Jennifer and today's Video of the Day brings an essence of urban modernism, marking the importance of New York in Jennifer's development as an artist.
Oxygen by Julia Wolfe was originally commissioned by the US's National Flute Association as a flute ensemble piece. For the album, Jennifer recorded each of the piece's twelve parts across piccolo, flute, alto and bass flute. Recording over 3 hours of music to cover and layer all the parts, the piece proved to be a mammoth undertaking.
Described as Afro-Modernist and post-minimalist, Jennifer Grim's album includes works by Tania León, Alvin Singleton, David Sanford, Valerie Coleman, Allison Loggins-Hull, as well as Julia Wolfe. Through Broken Time is now available to stream on all platforms.