Flesh (and not) (2016)

Program Notes

Flesh (and not) is a work influenced significantly by the idea of conveying electronic processes using only acoustic instruments. The title refers not just to the emulation of electronics, but also to the nature of these various rhythmic and melodic lines; the way that the three parts tangle around one another and untangle into moments of togetherness, like fleshy sinews. The title also comes from David Foster Wallace’s collection of writing, “Both Flesh and Not” and the title essay, “Federer Both Flesh and Not,” about tennis-legend Roger Federer.