Earlier this month Straight Into Tangles was finally released after a year-long collaboration with Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra. On August 6th, it received its web premiere. I especially enjoyed the talkback we did afterwards with people who attended.
On August 16th, we presented the work at New Music Gathering. In addition to showing the work, we talked as a panel about making it, the different modes of experimentation and collaboration that happened throughout the process. I was particularly moved by the orchestra members’ thoughts and sense of stakes within the process and the piece. That they felt it was theirs and were proud of their work made me so happy.