By which I mean both the name of the tune that's on firesale today, and my newfound sense that community can be built brick by brick, through things like firesales and tweets and being nice.
The tune was supposed to be about a lady friend, but gets hijacked in the middle. You'll see.
This summer So Percussion opened their Summer Institute up to composers and brought me on as faculty. I worked intensively with six young composers over the course of two weeks, on creating new music for percussion quartet. At the end of our time together, So gave an informal public reading of the new pieces.
The students were exceptional: thoughtful, clever, rigorous, disciplined. It was my distinct pleasure working with them, and experiencing as an insider the deep community that So builds each summer around its ideals.
I wanted to link you to the online presences of each of The Six, as I started calling them, in the hopes that you'll click and listen:
Update: click here for video.
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