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XXIX In Perpetuum by Andrew MarchIn February 2001, Andrew completed a set of 5 pieces for the Kingma System quarter-tone alto flute. The music, which comprises of 30 minutes, made a special feature of the newly commissioned Kingma System Alto Flute.
 
The instrument is capable of ¼-tones throughout the majority of its range.  The instrument has 7 extra keys making it a 29-key, open-holed alto flute, with an open-key system for the A, B, C, D, and E keys(transposed D, E, F, G and A) is available with a B-foot joint, (sounding low F#). 

Since the instrument was newly designed, Andrew felt conscious that composers should strive to build the available repertoire.   



History of the Kingma System Quarter-tone Alto Flute...

In the year 2000, Eva Kingma made & patented the Kingma System® open-holed Alto Flute. The result of this effort led to the development of a line of instruments with more flexible intonation and tuning possibilities. Following the development of the Key-on-key mechanism the patented Kingma System series of open-holed ¼-tone Alto, Bass and Contrabass flutes were created.








 
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