Soul Flow

for Speaker, Flute, Clarinet (doubling bass cl.), Viola, & Cello

“Soul Flow” was commissioned by the American Festival for the Arts for the 2013 Collaborations Concert in Houston, Texas. The commission was for a new work for speaker and chamber ensemble, with writer Tacey A. Rosolowski and composer Aaron Alon responding to the year’s theme, “Desiring Her Soul to be Beautiful,” a line from a Ruth Valladares Corrêa poem that Heitor Villa-Lobos set in his Bachianas Brasileiras: Aria (Cantilena).

Soul Flow

Work Details

8 minutes

American Festival for the Arts

July 12, 2013
American Festival for the Arts Collaboration Concert
Anderson Fair, Houston, TX
Rebecca Powell Garfield, flute; Richard Nunemaker, clarinet; Erika Lawson, viola; Patrick Moore, cello

Additional Performance: October 4, 2015, TEMPO New Music Ensemble, CSUN

Studio Recording
Not commercially available
Carolyn Johnson, speaker; Rebecca Powell Garfield, flute; Richard Nunemaker, clarinet; Erika Lawson, viola; Patrick Moore, cello

For parts and other performance materials, contact Aaron Alon.


The Text

by Tacey A. Rosolowski