This Thursday night, Broomstick will get its second performance as part of the Charlotte New Music Festival. Here’s what I wrote about the piece when it was premiered last month:
To illustrate the first of his six artistic principles – Lightness – Italo Calvino recalls the weight of the domestic life borne by women through the centuries. In a leap that conveys the power of the imagination, these women took the tool of their servitude – the broom – and transformed it into an extraordinary symbol of lightness and power, donning their steep-peaked hats and soaring off to the moon.
Performance details here.