from Tuesday, February8th of the year2011.
So this coming weekend, I’m doing this giant crazy concert with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Sam Amidon, Bishi, Bryce Dessner, and ACME. It is wildly exciting. In short: it’s a dozen pieces for youth chorus and ensemble. Loosely, it’s all to do with travel, and the ecstatic alienation attendant thereunto. It’s an excuse for me to work with Sam, Bishi, and Bryce, which is always fun, and, finally, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, who are an amazing group of young adults whose collective musicianship puts all of the rest of us to shame. So, the short version of this blog post, and the message you should take away is, come see this thing! It’s Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
We’ve been rehearsing it for a few days now, but the choir has been at it for months! I went to visit them the other day and look at this phonics lesson:
I like this list of words; Bryce is a fancy Francophone and has words like Pendant in his piece; I’m not sure what it says about me that I asked Mary HK Choi to write some text for this and she delivered an analect all to do with Kenzo.