As I wrote last time, I’m off to Tennessee in a couple of days for the premiere of Saturn Dreams of Mercury. What I neglected to mention is that this premiere is one chunk of an all-Dillon program, sandwiched between two talks featuring my voice, and hopefully some of my thoughts. The concert program has music for strings with and without piano, including (in addition to the premiere of SDoM) The Voice, What Happened, and String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere. It’s a demanding evening of sawing and ivory tickling for the Atlantic Ensemble, one they are planning to repeat in the spring.
Oddly enough, though I’ve lived next door for a quarter-century, this will only be my second visit to the Volunteer State (barring layovers in Memphis airport) and – to my knowledge – the first time my music has shared the air with the western slopes of the Blue Ridge. Looking forward to an exquisite drive, struggling to keep my eyes on the road.