Here it is August already, and school is about to start. Not that I will be going this year – instead, I am busy putting together my portfolio to apply for Grad School. I am not sure what my Master’s will actually be in, but I do know that one way or another I will be studying composition, improvisation and the flute. I could end up in Northern California, Southern California or even New York. So stay tuned, there will be more about that process to come. In the meantime, here is the first official installment of Extended Horizons. For this improvisation, I used an unconventional fingering that produces several different multiphonics. With this fingering, and similar ones, I created a kind of ‘bamboo’ melody which I then interspersed with tremolo sections in which I experimented with some of the multiple tones that can be produced by this fingering. I recorded this improvisation on the top floor of Kerry Hall at Cornish College of the Arts, the same room in which Nellie Cornish slept when she still ran the school. This isn’t the most ideal for practicing because it makes you sound so good, but it worked well for recording, because it made me sound pretty good! So while the sun set over glittering blue-grey Seattle, I played this little number for you….