Listen to the Kimoni Duo play Andean Dreams:
Notes from the composer:
Andean Dreams was commissioned by the Kimoni Duo, whose flutist Kim Scott was a former music teacher of mine when I attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts. The flute and harp duo traveled to South America to give a series of concerts, and wanted the commissioned piece to be influenced by South American traditional music. I started listening to folk music from various South American countries including Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Chile. The folk music of Chile especially appealed to me, with lots of interesting rhythms, and guitar textures that would transfer well to harp.