November Sky


Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and Rachel Rudich. Premiered November 15, 1992.
Can be presented as a multimedia work with video was (16 monitors each) and video playback.

Year Completed


17 minutes


  • Flute
  • Electronics

Required Audio Equipment

  • Computer: Mac Intel running OS X 10.4 or higher
  • Max/MSP version 5.0 or higher
  • Audio Interface with at least 2 – 4 outputs
  • Mixer with at least 2 – 4 inputs/outputs
  • At least 2 speakers

If Max/MSP is not installed, the performance patch can be executed on the Runtime version of Max/MSP available from

Amplification of the alto and bass flutes is optional but recommended especially in 
larger concert halls and performance spaces. The use of a headset microphone 
(near lip plate) and air microphone (at the foot of the flutes) reinforces the sound 
of the lower flutes including extended techniques such as tongue rams.