Airborne Solitudes

Exploration of the solo flute repertoire

Photo of Jeffrey Stonehouse playing the flute

Cloistered because of COVID-19, impossible to do chamber music or orchestra. The perfect time to explore in detail works for solo flute(s) with and without electro. Inspired in some way by COVID-19 and the idea that the invisible carried by the wind can be so powerful (and deadly!) This project will bring together pieces inspired by wind and wings (the plague) - a way to celebrate the fact that COVID-19 allows me to take time to explore these important works of the solo flute repertoire.

The project's repertoire includes works from the international repertoire for solo flute:

  • Elizabeth Brown - Arcana for solo flute and electronics (USA)
  • Kaija Saariaho - Terrestre for solo flute and chamber ensemble (Finlande)
  • Toru Takemitsu - Air for solo flute (Japon)
  • J. S. Bach/arr. Salvatore Sciarrino - Toccata et fugue in d minor BWV 565

Canadian and Quebec works:

  • Gilles Tremblay - Envol
  • James O’Callaghan - Into Sections for flutist (picc, C, alto, bass) and electronics
  • James O’Callaghan - Doubt Is a Way of Knowing for solo flute and electronics
  • Sonia Paço-Rocchia - Fleur d’ancre for contrabass flute and electronics

projet iso

Collective promoting experimental music and Canadian composers

Photos de Jeffrey Stonehouse et Robin Best

projet iso, a performance collective focusing on unconventional mixed chamber music, strives to expand the repertoire by commissioning new works by Canadian composers. Founders Robin Best and Jeffrey Stonehouse have been collaborating together since 2010 and have performed together for Productions Berrisque, the Wilfrid Laurier Concerts at Noon Series, and L'Oasis Musicale.