for soprano, guitar, prepared piano, and vibraphone


3 minutes

Commissioned by/Premiere

Commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting and the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The world premiere was given by Third Coast Percussion and Rachel Calloway on February 4, 2017.

This version was premiered as part of the New York Festival of Song’s NYFOS Next Series, and was premiered by Justine Aronson, soprano, Timo Andres, piano, Robbie Bowen, vibraphone, and Pat Swoboda, guitar

December 7, 2016 at National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY


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Originally the first movement of Goldbeater’s Skin—my work for percussion quartet and mezzo—this version was arranged for soprano, prepared piano, percussion, and guitar.