Flare is a short but demanding work that explores a large spectrum of emotions and characters. These characters can be described as light, heavy, eerie, fierce and energetic. The roles of the individual instruments are never concretely defined, as melodies and textural gestures in one player’s part will segue into another instrument seamlessly. The conclusion of the piece leaves the listener hanging on for closure. The work never offers this closure, however, as the music disappears as suddenly as it emerged.