Paula and John Kasica (Windfire Duo, Webster University and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra) heard about Star II (for bassoon and percussion) and commissioned Star III for flute and percussion. Both pieces are part of the Star series, duets written for percussion and a solo instrument. The percussionists choose their own instruments and the music they read is graphic, that is, visual shapes to be musically interpreted rather than notes and rests. The solo instrument moves from traditional notation in the beginning to graphic notation and improvisation by the end of the piece.
* includes graphic notation and improvisation