Here’s Rene Reder, viola, and Chris Steele, piano, in the premiere performance of my work Numbers Station (Cynthia). This is from the Chamber Music @ AEIVA concert on October 28, 2021, held in conjunction with the exhibit Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, Alabama. The concert was organized by Laura Usiskin.
Like many of my pieces, this composition is open form and modular. In Numbers Station (Cynthia) all of the musical material relates to two dates chosen by the performers. So, as much as I love Chris and Rene’s performance here, I’m looking forward to future versions of the piece with different instrumentation, different numbers of performers, different chosen dates, etc.