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.

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