On February 4, 2017 at 11:27am @AshberyEbooks sent out the tweet, “Anyway, where threads go. It all goes well”. I felt this text was beautifully ambiguous in its potential meaning. The text was also a perfect metaphor for my creative process which usually involves freely weaving together different kinds of musical “threads”. Often I find that these musical threads truly can go in any direction and it all does seem to go well (assuming the piece gets finished). The text is also set to music in a reflective and meditative way. The words themselves are deconstructed into their constituent parts. The small bits of language playfully melt into the piano’s sounds and there is sometimes a sense of a new language emerging. Perhaps it is fitting that a robot poet spurred such an entropic mutation to take place.
Anyway, where threads go. It all goes well. was written for Lucy Dhegrae and was first performed by Lucy Dhegrae and Nathaniel LaNasa (piano) on May 25, 2017 at The Church of the Intercession in New York City.
The recording here is of the premiere.