Fasting Heart wins NFA Newly Published Award

Fasting Heart wins in the 2024 National Flute Newly Published Music Competition solo flute category, having just been published by American Composers Editions. Recorded by Patricia Spencer on her Narcissus and Kairos album, Fasting Heart was inspired by the Taoist discipline “hsin chai.” As Professor Kaltenmark explains in his Lao Tzu and Taoism, this is a technique of purification in which one transcends the act of listening with the heart (or mind) to listen with the breath (or soul). For more information visit its composition page. And you can hear it on multiple streaming services, including here.

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