I’m collaborating with LED designer Moritz Waldemeyer, who’s created light pieces for will.i.am and Versace, to fill the main ballroom with hundreds of his LED candles, which will be centrally controlled to create a music-responsive sculpture.
The exhibition’s been postponed, but is due to feature Veronica Smirnoff, Ivgenia Naiman, and DUSKMANN, and is sponsored by the Cavalli Foundation and the Russian Ministry of Culture.
2 birthday pieces. The 1st was for my sister’s 40th – the name is a tribute to the geeky titles beboppers would give their compositions in the ’40’s. It was recorded and then played back on a Yamaha Disklavier. The 2nd is a Russian lullaby I wrote for one of my students to play, recorded on her piano.
2 piano arrangements of pieces from an early draft of my musical: the 1st was a horror overture for ‘cello and piano, the 2nd was a song for voice, flute, ‘cello, and piano.
Another birthday piece and another arrangement. The melody of the first is inspired by Schubert’s songs, but the accompaniment drags it into the 20th Century. The 2nd is modelled on Chopin’s Polonaises.
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