IMY/ILY

for solo percussion
Premiere: Andy Meyerson, December 2018 (18 minutes)
Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA, USA

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IMY/ILY (“I miss you, I love you”) is a piece for solo percussionist and bass drum wherein I use the performer’s body as an extension of the instrument and vice versa to draw connections between performance and preparation/rehearsal and personal physical and psychological traumas. Music is often described as an “expressive” art form. I wish to make this expression explicit, corporeal, and direct. This piece was developed over many months in close collaboration with percussionist Andy Meyerson of The Living Earth Show. In addition to musical skill, issues of consent and intimacy are at the core of this piece.