CHROMA by Elizabeth Mcnutt
This is a practice I often do myself, and invite others to join in. It implies synesthesia, but does not require it. Working with Pauline Oliveros in 2010 and with Gerhard Stäbler and Kunzu Shim in 2018 transformed the way I cognize not only my practice of music but life more generally. This score is an expression of my gratitude.
Elizabeth McNutt, flutist, primarily performs contemporary and electroacoustic music. She has premiered countless works and performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout the U.S. Her awards include Arts International Fund, Astral Career Grant, Open Meadows, and Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Fellowship. She frequently performs in the Calliope Duo and the feminist improvisation group Bitches Set Traps; she also directs the Sounds Modern series in Fort Worth. McNutt (DMA, UCSD) is on the faculty of the University of North Texas, where she teaches flute and directs the new music ensemble Nova.