Creating a New Body of Repertory for the Flute

Pnea’s core mission is the creation of a new body of repertory for the flute in the 21st century. Central to this vision is the Density 2036 project, an ambitious initiative to commission a new program of solo flute music each year between 2013 and 2036, the anniversary of Edgard Varese’s seminal 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5. Density 2036 works are premiered each season by Claire Chase, Pnea’s founder, and they will made available for flutists everywhere at the Pnea Library. By 2036, Pnea aims to make the repertory created through the project - totaling hundreds of new works in thousands of performances by flutists of all ages around the world - a significant contribution to the advancement of the 21st century flute.