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"Something understands," breathes the screen


Duration: ca. 7'

Force: Alto Saxophone, Violin, Piano

Premiered: June 16, 2019 :: New Music on the Point Festival (Vermont)
Ensemble: Erin Rogers (saxophone), Christopher Herz (violin), Everett Hopfner (piano)

Program notes:


"Something understands," breathes the screen is very much related to a larger work of mine (...empty spun-sugar shibboleth...). Issues of desired performative impossibility and overwhelm, ensemble communication and vocalizations are explored. Here is the use of a video score, where the pianist is instructed to mimic and assimilate simultaneous, disparate physical actions in real time, is used to shape and influence perceptual prowess.