October 5 - 14, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, I share the stage with George Frideric Handel and my old friends, the Kronos Quartet, for what promises to me an evening of powerful inspirational choreography by Alonzo King. Alonzo asked me to compose musical interludes to connect excerpts from Handel’s music. Using granular synthesis to prolong orchestral strings and throwing in some of my own odd samples, my contribution was composed in two days.
Today the Dresden Opera premieres its production of William Forsythe’s Impressing the Czar, which features my music. This full-evening work also includes my collaboration with Thom Willems: In the middle, somewhat elevated.