THE MYSTERIES OF NOTHING
Commissioned by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director, Francisco J. Núñez, this short piece for treble chorus was designed for the Radio Radiance project and a premiere performance at SubCulture in New York City in April 2015.
We meander through our lives hoping that we are actually the person we think we are. The real person. But we are never one thing, right? So the idea that there might be a real me or a real you is beside the point. We shift, twitch, and somersault our way through months and years, always on our way to becoming someone new—always a moving target. Maybe we are a different person every day. Maybe we are fifty different people at once. Maybe we are nothing.
Length: 4 mins
Orchestration: SSA Chorus, piano and shaker