Dynamo was commissioned by the American Recorder Society to be played by informal gatherings of recorder players during Play-the- Recorder Month and on RecorderDay! for 2006. The challenge was to write something not too difficult technically for intermediate players, yet interesting enough to satisfy more advanced players.
My solution was to choose one aspect of the composition to be slightly challenging,
and all other aspects easy. I chose rhythm to be the more complex element, basing the work on a traditional Greek rhythmic pattern in seven. The texture is homophonic, the harmony is mostly based on a few voicings that are freely transposed, and the form is melodically repetitive and non-developmental. (text continued in download)