Leia Checks Her Messages

Leia Checks Her Messages
for flute and cassette tape

Premiered in 2014 by Leia Slosberg at the Boston Conseravtory, then toured across the West Coast in early 2015.


Leia Checks Her Messages was written mostly in Winter 2014 for flautist Leia Slosberg. The piece is a product of exploring some sonic possibilities of a piece for flute and tape, but specifically with the tape portion playing out of a single small speaker by the performer. The flute sometimes take precedence and buries the tape, or fits inside or amplifies the tape material in other moments. The piece attempts to have a blurry division between vital and extraneous information through the different types of interaction between the flute and tape parts.