You already know the difference between the size and speed of everything that flashes through you and the tiny inadequate bit of it all you can ever let anyone know. As though inside you is this enormous room full of what seems like everything in the universe at one time or another and yet the only parts that get out have to somehow squeeze out through one of those tiny keyholes you see under the knob in older doors. As if we are all trying to see each other through these tiny keyholes.”

 

- David Foster Wallace

...empty spun-sugar shibboleth... (2019)

for soprano, bass flute, tenor saxophone, viola, cello

Premiered by: Rose Hegele, Orlando Cela, Philipp Stäudlin, Anna Griffis, & Emmanuel Feldman