I finished this five movement electro-acoustical work in January 2014. It began life with different instrumentation, instead of a flute quartet when I first began sketching out the music I was thinking of a saxophone quartet. But soon, it became clear that the timbre I was really hearing was that of a flute quartet. I structured the movements with the plan of having the last two movements mirror the first two, i.e., movement iv mirrors movement ii and movement v mirrors the first movement. However, while the last two movements use the motivic material from the first two movements, it has undergone considerable alteration, and new electronic parts have been created.
The paintings featured in the video are by Adolph Gottlieb.