The Edible Flute (1993) for flute and piano (8 min.)
The Edible Flute was inspired by Canadian author, Margaret Atwood’s novel The Edible Woman. Atwood deals with the issue of Woman as the nurturing sex and the inner demands that this makes on her. Eventually she is left with nothing for herself and has been consumed by those dependent on her. She becomes just an outer shell with no inner resources left. The flute takes on the role of the Woman and the piano represents the world and dependents consuming the woman.