Into That World Inverted
for horn and piano(2006, rev. 2010)
|Premiere||July 2006; Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA; Joe Assi, horn • Kate Soper, piano|
|Technical requirements||Some light piano preparations are required.|
"Into That World Inverted" is a light exploration of the interiority of the instruments: sounds from the stopped horn versus the full, loud voice of that instrument (and the places in-between) as well as from the inside of the piano and the resonance of its strings. These sounds moves between moments of propulsion/aggression and a more aimless introversion, seeking equilibrium. The title is taken from Elizabeth Bishop's poem "Insomnia."
Into that World Inverted/where left is always right,/where the shadows are really the body,/where we stay awake all night,/where he heavens are shallow as the sea/is now deep, and you love me.- Kate Soper