In lieu of an Easy Lemon loft show this month, we’d like to invite you to come out to CageFest! at Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga. This will be a truly magical night!
Along with 5 other composers, my new piece will be premiered with dancers. Although my piece utilizes the piano, I have lately moved away from writing pieces for an instrument, and I am writing instead for the performer. This represents a ideological shift that has taken place in my work this year, one of utilizing not just the performer’s ability to manipulate a musical instrument, but the performer’s ability to use his/her entire body to create sound. “Piti piti n a rive” is a defining example of this new way of writing for me, the first to attack it full tilt. You could say that this piece is my manifesto on my new style of composition, and the thesis is: ‘Pay attention to the pianist, not the piano!