Cave was commissioned by the St. Louis ensemble Synchronia for a program investigating the theme of America in Y2K. The text is by Eileen Myles. It is the third piece in the last year I have been asked to write on this subject*, and Iâ€™m noticing that I know less about the meaning of the millennium, or the future in general, the more Iâ€™m asked to write pieces about it. I have, however, had several excellent conversations about souls with Ansel Elgort, who is six, while Iâ€™ve been writing this piece, so I dedicate it to him with love and thanks for his friendship.
The piece was originally made for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, keyboard (or piano and vibes), spoken voice, and electronics. There is also an optional video by Clifton Taylor.
Here is a score of the piece. I’m open to you adapting it for your ensemble; let me know what you have in mind.
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