Syndic No.2
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Hospice Flute: Music & Photography by Elaine Whitman

Hospice Flute

Music & Photography by Elaine Whitman

Elaine Whitman explains . . .

“I am performing this piece on a Native American Flute which I   commissioned from the artist (http://www.billhughesflutes.com/)  specifically as a hospice instrument. I play it in a variety of  medical settings, but primarily at the bedside of patients who are in   the last days or hours of their life. During these vigils, I play only  the lowest notes of the flute. I do not play recognizable songs, but   rather long, drawn-out tones. My eyes are on the patient’s chest, so   that the length and spacing of my notes are congruent with the   inhalation and exhalation of the patient’s breath.”

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