Swallowtail on elk thistle

Breath of the Heart (for amplified shakuhachi and percussion)

Breath of the Heart (completed February, 1998).  A fantasy piece for amplified shakuhachi,  large bass drum and tam-tam.  Commissioned by David Wheeler, shakuhachi.  Premiered March 6, 1998 at the Modern Music Festival  (M2F) in Boulder, Colorado and subsequently performed April 1998 in Grusin Music Hall at the University of Colorado at Boulder and July 8, 1998 at the World Shakuhachi Festival in Boulder, Colorado.  All three performances by David Wheeler, shakuhachi and David Kirtley, percussion.  (apx. 12 min.)