Fictions (2000) by Christopher Wendell Jones
for flute

I first encountered Jorge Luis Borges’ labyrinthine short stories while I was writing this piece. Borges establishes intricate but fragmentary networks of relationships in many of these stories, implying worlds extending far beyond the confines of a few pages of prose. I found this technique to be an extraordinarily compelling way to solve some of the problems inherent in working with small forms. Just as Borges’ stories reveal individual facets of much larger fictional domains, I attempted to create brief musical forms through the implication of musical processes rather than comprehensive realization.

— C. W. J.    

[from program for March 12, 2007 concert]