There’s no word for the opposite of nostalgia. Antonym attempts to construct the thing we don’t have a word for: if nostalgia is a yearning for the past, Antonym longs for forward motion and envisions the future as an escape from pain. Using field recordings of New York City throughout the year, the four seasons serve as a cyclical frame and context for memory. The work will be completed in early 2020. Special thanks to Mabou Mines 2019 Resident Artist Program.

Performance history
2019 National Sawdust’s Hildegard Competition Concert (Runner Up)
June 4, 2019
Antonym: I. Winter - Now, Then, and then (concert staging)
Conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya
Performed by Allison Loggins, flute; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Kathleen Tagg, piano

Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program
May 22 & 23, 2019
Antonym
I. Winter
- Now, Then, and then
II. Spring (draft)
Performed by Laura Cocks, flute; Hajnal Pivnick, violin; Sugar Vendil, piano