My new piece “Pulling Faces for Or and Nir” will premiere on 14 December as part of Julie Zhu’s Hunter MFA thesis exhibition. The reception is 6-9. Repeat performances of my piece will be on Friday 15th and Tuesday 19th December, but there are 4 concerts full of premieres, including the big finale on 6 January with Windup Elephant!
From the program notes:
When I first met my two young nephews they didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak Hebrew. One way we played games was to pull faces. When they pushed my nose my tongue would pop out. When they pulled my right ear, my right eye would shut. As long as the cause and effect were well-timed they would laugh. This piece pretends that sounds act like the strings of a marionette, running from the keyboard to the face. Each strike or release of a key triggers a movement of the performer’s face.