Throughout an illustrious career as a performer and educator,
flutist Alexa Still has been widely praised for her technical
prowess and her gift of making even the most challenging
works sound effortless.
On the world-premiere recording of House Music (Flute
Concerto), Still is reunited with her dear friend and former
colleague, celebrated Australian composer Matthew Hindson.
Written in 2006, House Music is a four-movement flute
concerto occupying the intersection of contemporary art
music and electronic techno dance music. Hindson playfully
illustrates the double meaning of “House Music” in the
concerto’s movement titles—Kitchen, Garage, Workshop,
Foyer, Lounge, etc.—as well as the inspiration he found in
techno rhythm, harmony, and structure. Still’s extended
techniques on the flute bring these electronic and acoustic
sound worlds together as Hindson’s response to
contemporary society and culture.
Distributed by Naxos of America, House Music (Flute
Concerto) is available through digital music channels
worldwide. Oberlin Music is the official recording label of the
Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Learn more at
ABOUT THIS RELEASE:
A native of New Zealand, Alexa Still is associate professor of
flute at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
House Music (Flute Concerto) was first performed with the
London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006. That same year,
Matthew Hindson was made a member of the Order of
Australia for his contributions to music education and
This recording features the Oberlin Orchestra under the
direction of Raphael Jiménez.
House Music (Flute Concerto)
Alexa Still, flute
Audio Sample: III. Lounge