XXIII

XXIII

for Danielle Birrittella and for Aperture Duo with thanks to Stephen Mitchell for allowing his translation of Rilke for a PDF of the score: ISSUU    ...
Reality, for one person

Reality, for one person

Tell 36 – 39 memories.   I just woke up having dreamt a performance of a non-existent Julia Wolfe piece. The circumstances for the concert were unclear, but what was clear, was that the concert was totally under-rehearsed, we all hadn’t even looked at the scores yet. She told us to just get started whenever we felt ready to perform one of the pieces. I picked up this one piece:  “Reality, for one person.” The instructions: “Tell 36 – 39 memories.” So I walked over to the microphone, it was broken, so I turned it off. The audience was too wide and spread out horizontally along a close wall. They were bathed in light through a bunch of huge square-shaped windows. I used a big voice. And began: I don’t remember being born, but I do remember being put in warm water after being...