Basics consists of a live flute and second opposing flute voice on tape. Natural flute sounds are confronted with both quasi-natural sounds and flute sounds electronically modulated by granular synthesis; they generate a play between various grades of similarness and obscurity as the piece progresses. Formally, a gradual development of simple, basic musical elements (hence the title of the composition) evolves, from long tones to short impulses, from low to high, and from normal to pulsating tones.

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