The McCormick Duo
Kim McCormick flute
Robert McCormick percussion
On TWILIGHT REMEMBERED (2003), musical and marital partners Robert and Kim McCormick join forces as the McCormick Duo, performing percussion and flute, respectively. The album presents a collection of contemporary compositions for these two instruments, including works from Paul Bissell, Elliot Carter, Andre Jolivet, Ralph Shapey, David Heuser, Henri Lazarof, Hilton Jones, Wesley Fuller, Howard Buss, Kent Kennan, and Daniel Adams.
Gramophone notes that the “combination of flute and percussion is oddly satisfying, in part because these instruments inhabit such different worlds. While each work here possesses the haunting characteristics that the combination inevitably exudes, their composers take varied tonal and formal routes to arrive at their compelling destinations.”
The duo was described as a “unique virtuoso partnership” by Paul Ingram of Fanfare, who went on to praise the way both players “carved out a unique corner for intelligent modern music, and it’s good to spend an hour there, in such varied, sophisticated company.” American Record Guide praised Kim’s playing as “always supple and expressive,” while Gramophone lauded how Robert’s “command of percussion shadings invests everything with textural sensitivity.”