for violin and piano
Performed by Erin Schreiber and Lyndsay Garritson
If you are searching for the oozing, festering underbelly of the human race, you can surely find it in two locations: in the scribbles on a bathroom stall door; and in the comment section on any given online news article. Leave a Comment explores the polarized nature of online public discourse, pokes fun at social media, and addresses the ever-annoying problem with cell phones. To achieve this, I quote various themes from movies and talking-head news shows. While I resist fully explaining the musical jokes in the piece, I must point out that in the movement #toccata, there are exactly 140 sixteenth notes (a la Twitter’s 140 character limit).