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Peter H. Bloom.

Peter H. Bloom, flutist, recently presented several premieres of American music, including four works by composer-clarinetist Karl Henning: Heedless Watermelon (flute & clarinet), stars & guitars (bass flute & harp, with harpist Mary Jane Rupert), The Angel Who Bears a Flaming Sword (solo alto flute), and Radiant Maples (flute, clarinet, harp & piano). With the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Bloom performed new works by music director Mark Harvey, including Bailout Blues, while also saluting the 110th birthday of Duke Ellington with classics and rarities by the Maestro. A special event of the Aardvark season (Bloom's 32nd year with the band) was a live-improvised composition led by New York conductor-composer Walter Thompson using his innovative Soundpainting method (a system of more than 1000 gestures used by the conductor to elicit different types of improvisation).

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Title Annotation:BULLETIN BOARD
Publication:Society for American Music Bulletin
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 22, 2009
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