One of the fun benefits of the In Tandem project is collaborating with musicians who I might not ordinarily have a chance to work with. Our next premiere, which will upload on February 25, will be Akshaya Avril Tucker’s “Dictionary of Falling Flowers” with percussionist, Maria Finkelmeier. When I told Akshaya that I was interested in possibly performing these pieces at various schools, she made sure the percussion instruments in her duo could fit onto one small table—three wine glasses and three planks of wood. I was amused as to how Maria “fine tuned” the wine glasses to the correct pitches!
Looking forward to Dictionary of falling flowers and new works to come.
It is very refreshing and inspiring ideas.