banter, bicker, breathe (2016)
"Banter, Bicker, Breathe” is a piece for guitar and harp that explores three conversations that take place between a romantic couple. Neither of the instruments is meant to represent a specific role or type of person within a given relationship. Instead, the exchanges between these two similar yet very different instruments parallel the relationship itself. I hope that both listeners and musicians will create their own interpretation of this piece’s narrative. To me, the piece moves through three distinct conversations: an excited relaying of a story that is handed off from one person to the other, a bitter argument, and lastly, a series of intimate whispers.
- February, 2016 | New York, NY