Summer Insomnia was commissioned by Flute Choir of Atlanta under the direction of Kathy Farmer. The piece will premiere at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, DC on August 13, 2015 at noon.
When I think about summer, I am reminded of the summer vacations I spent at my great aunt and uncle's farm in Dearborn, Missouri as a little girl. The days were warm and the nights were cool. The windows were always open at night. I remember on particular night staying at the farm for the first time without my parents or sisters. Falling asleep listening to the crickets, but then a my imagination ran away with with me. Needless to say it resulted in me waking up my great aunt and uncle and having them drive me an hour back to St. Joseph, Missouri where my parents and sisters were staying with my grandmother. So this is for my poor great aunt and uncle who gave me wonderful memories and never complained about driving me back to my parents in the dead of night on that long gravel road