for soprano, piccolo/flute, Bb clarinet, piano, violin, cello
Text adapted from children's songs by the composer
Duration: ca. 14'
Premiere: TBC Concert Series ::: September 2013 ::: Boston, MA
Danielle Lozano, soprano
Allison Parramore, piccolo/flute
Diana Searle, Bbclarinet
Nicholas Place, piano
Nicole Parks, violin
Byron Hogan, cello
The Secret Opera ::: May 2014 ::: NYC
Graduate Recital ::: May 2014 ::: Boston, MA
Kindertwist is a collection of miniature dramas inspired by macabre interpretations of children’s songs. They not only exploit the innocent nature of nursery rhymes, but analyze the tense and crazed mentalities of the individuals dealing with these various scenarios. ‘Three Blind Devils’ portrays nature vs. woman as a woman tries to eradicate vermin from her home in order to maintain her sanity. ‘Missing’ explores the inner and outer demons of an older woman who recently lost her dog. ‘Rock-a-bye-bye’ magnifies the cacophonies of a new mother’s tribulations to get her stepchild to fall asleep. As her mental capacity teeters and totters ad nauseum, a glimpse of impending doom hovers ahead on the horizon.
Premiere performance, September 2013
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