Just finished a new piece this weekend called Poke, subtitled a bagatelle on anti-social media. It’s scored for cello and double bass, with a running (spoken) dialogue between the two musicians as they play, an argument taking place across various social media. It’s a comic turn on the dark underbelly of our online politesse.
Poke is the latest in a series of brief, extremely focused pieces I’ve been composing in preparation for an enormous, long-range project. One or two more of these before I set sail on an extended odyssey. More on that in the spring? I hope so.