"For soloist and any number of musicians"
by Kristina Warren
Performance by Verdant Vibes (verdantvibes.com)
Kristina Warren, voice
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin
Zan Berry, cello
Jacob Richman, double bass
Piero Guimaraes, electronics + percussion
Alexander Dupuis, electric guitar
Chuck Furlong, clarinet
December 9, 2017
Mathewson Street Theater, Providence, RI
"For soloist and any number of musicians" uses a text score, which asks a vocal soloist and an accompanying ensemble to a respond to a number of verbal conditions. These phrases – for instance “getting twangier” and “arm being underneath the quiet” – range from literal and sonic on the one hand, to abstract and imaginative on the other. The goal is for players to consider, in a free but guided way, when and how to play, and how to respond to others' sounds.