Thursday night, Piotr Szewczyk will be playing my Mister Blister at the Spoleto Festival as part of his Violin Futura project. He’ll 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
  • Distractions
  • Runaway
  • Jump Back
  • Sway
  • Memory
  • Contained
  • Foolery
  • Round
  • Gripped
  • Clubbed
  • Dissonance
  • Self Absorption
  • Carried Away
  • Listening
  • Minute March

Minute March is a take-off, literally, on Chopin’s Minute Waltz: I took one beat off of every measure to turn it from a ¾ waltz into a 2/4 march. It’s 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 or Clubbed. I’m sorry I won’t be able to be there, but I’m nixing professional travel this summer in order to focus on bunch of creative projects, which I’m sure I’ll 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.

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