About the piece

The musical materials Strange Woods were generated from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “Fairy-land.” Pitches and rhythms were assigned according to predetermined patterns and clusters and the accents of the text. These raw materials were then redistributed and rearranged, and edited to create the overall piece and to try to capture the mysterious, mischievous, and evaporative quality of the original poem.


performed by UCSB flute choir led by Calisa Hildebrand, 2012


flute choir


4 minutes

year written


commissioned by

Calisa Hildebrand

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