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Photo Credit: Jeff Kaier, MOXSonic
In early February I had the privilege to present Drive to the Edge at N_SEME in a wonderfully curated setting. Thanks to the University of Virginia graduate students who ran the event, not only was the piece broadcast from a local radio station but they rented a shuttle bus so a large audience could gather and listen together. This might be my most favorite presentation of the work thus far, especially because I was able to join the people listening to it
An additional thing I am appreciative of is the advocacy from composer Becky Brown about the work in the local paper The Daily Progress. Making transmission art like Drive to the Edge is ideally about sharing and supporting folks, so to get to be in the middle of things and to be so supported back was amazing. I particularly loved the route Becky chose for the bus ride. It had numerous and varied interferences.
Today at 7:30 PM Central time, University of Illinois Springfield Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Raymond, will premiere my composition “Pioneer’s Rest” as part of their Fall Showcase Concert. For people unable to attend in person, you can watch it here on the live stream. (The orchestra is at the start of the concert program, so tuning in at 7:30 is suggested).
Working with Chris and the orchestra has been a wonderful experience. More thoughts to come. Probably after some sleep!