As a virtuoso flautist, Brett Thompson is ideally placed to be a leader in composition for this instrument. His concert career has included a number of world premières, recordings and broadcasts of Australian flute works, and he has performed with both the Canberra and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.
Thompson is devoted to music education, and currently teaches at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in rural New South Wales. Air on Pipe composed in 2008, uses the harmonic progression and rhythms from the opening section in C major to form the basis of the next two parts. The flute phrases are improvisatory in feeling as the musical variations unfold.
Performances by CAM:
13th February 2023: ‘Air on Pipe’ (UK premiere)
27th January 2024: ‘Air on Pipe’