…this piece rises from quietly uneasy to rabid and raw, then back again
Zachary Woolfe, New York Times
Premiered by Jennifer Koh.
About the Work
The piece is a personal narrative for both Jenny and me. A woman’s scream for independence, revealing and manifesting the strength of both women’s emotional connection to each other. Intimacy has also, in turn, catharcized a primal need.
Part of Ms. Koh’s double-disc project of collaborations with composers who also perform alongside her, this piece rises from quietly uneasy to rabid and raw, then back again. Violin lines emerge, as if from far away, to mingle with Ms. Du’s earthy, murmuring, sometimes choking voice.