Thursday night, Piotr Szewczyk will be playing my Mister Blister
at the Spoleto Festival as part of his Violin Futura
project. Heíll also play a selection from my Fifteen Minutes
as an encore. Fifteen Minutes
is a series of one-minute compositions loosely spun off the subject of fame. Here are the movements:
- Grand Entrance
- Jump Back
- Self Absorption
- Carried Away
- Minute March
is a take-off, literally, on Chopinís Minute Waltz: I took one beat off of every measure to turn it from a ĺ waltz into a 2/4 march. Itís a cute stunt piece. The rest of the pieces are all bagatelles as well, although none come from pre-existent works.
Piotr tells me he is leaning toward playing either Foolery
. Iím sorry I wonít be able to be there, but Iím nixing professional travel this summer in order to focus on bunch of creative projects, which Iím sure Iíll be blogging about as the hot months continue.
You can watch the entire Violin Futura performance on YouTube here
. The other composers in this project are Mason Bates, Patrick Castillo, Carson Cooman, Moritz Eggert, Aaron Einbond, Mark Grey, Jeff Harrington, Daniel Kellogg, John Kennedy, Marc Mellits, Hiro Morozumi, Ethan Wickman, Nathan Williamson.