gonzo - PN
gonzo (i want more from you)
for alto flute and live electronics (2016)
Gonzo journalism eschews the academic rigour of traditional journalism, favouring personality and exaggeration. I chose this title as a kind of joke (or exaggeration) to reflect how I feel as a composer, and how I connect with the performers who play my music. In writing this piece for Tamara Kohler, I discovered that I was able to access an area of creativity that wouldn't exist without our close friendship and my lack of interest in formal/process-based composition.
First performance: September 28, 2016. songbirdsongs by Rubiks - performed by Tamara Kohler and Jacob Abela.