Woke up in Seattle this morning because tonight is the première of Running Theme, a new string orchestra piece for Town Music. Josh Roman (the famous cellist & newly-minted conductor) leads a mixed consort of seasoned pros and talented high-schoolers. I think it’ll be good; the piece is a fun compound-meter romp with lots of squeaky harmonics. You can listen to the live broadcast here, at 7:30 PST.
I’m a bit gutted to be missing another première that’s happening tonight in Detroit. It’s been four years since Sleeping Giant first asked eighth blackbird out for coffee, and now we’re having a baby! I mean, we wrote them a big piece. It’s called Hand Eye and we couldn’t be more proud of the little terror. There will be plenty of chances to hear it subsequently over the coming season, including a semi-staged production by the amazing Candystations.