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Pierrot + Percussion
2022
10 min.

Cello

Clarinet

Flute

Keyboards

Percussion

Piano

Pitched Percussion

Strings, bowed

Tenor

Unpitched Percussion

Violin

Voices

Winds

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Program Notes
For the past four years, I have found myself enraptured with the poetry of Caroline Preziosi. The vivid, surrealist imagery of her writing, coupled with her complex use of metaphor have both invited me into her work and rewarded me for my time spent with it. The poem set here, an untitled work from a collection of epistle poems addressed to someone known only as the letter “P,” seems to trace “P’s” life from beginning to end. The images evoked juxtapose the actions of our protagonist, “P,” with the character of the moon, which serves as their foil. There is a felt absence in this poem, like there is in much of Caroline’s work; a sense of apostrophe coupled with yearning.
Recording Notes
Recorded by Nathaniel Parks