” Every day, you have to make three hours of music, just randomly improvising, and that’s a great way to weed stuff out. “


” I consider myself a musician. “


” I could read music and sing all the right notes at the right time. And over time, I literally found my voice, found a way to make sound. “


” I’ve done a lot of performance practice, Baroque playing, and some of the joy and the challenge of it is figuring out what the composer intended… You have music of the 17th century – it’s all whole notes and half notes. But inside of that, there are so many things that one can do, at least according to what we know about performance practice. “


” ‘Partita’ is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another. “


” There’s a bit of a new guard of contemporary classical musicians in New York, and we play a lot of different kinds of music together. We do pop studio sessions, and we’ll also play John Cage and more avant-garde work. We’re developing a language of music that comes with a lot of different styles, different kinds of work. “


” I’ve spent a lot of time playing Bach partitas. One of my first jobs was to play for ballet and modern classes, so the music in ‘Partita’ is kind of like choreography for me. “


” I grew up listening to – it’s kind of embarrassing – all classical music. “


” I’ve been gearing up for this future of writing a lot of new music by digging into my favorite old stuff, and twisting it around and highlighting the things I really love. “



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