Flexion was commissioned by flutist Kelly Mollnow Wilson. Kelly Mollnow Wilson is a movement educator and Neurokinetic therapist, working with musicians to help them move and perform better. As a licensed Andover Educator, she teaches Body Mapping at Oberlin Conservatory and presents the course "What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body®."
It only seemed appropriate to compose a piece with movement that reflects what the human body must endure on a daily basis. Flexion is a medical term used by physical therapists and doctors to to describe bending, especially of a limb or joint. Joints can include the arms, legs, head, and even the hand and fingers.