A showing of my new work in progress, “Antonym” (working title) performed by me, flutist Laura Cocks, and violinist Hajnal Pivnick.
There’s no antonym for nostalgia. “Antonym” (working title) 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. “Antonym” will be a multi-movement work scored for flute, violin, piano, and electronics. Using field recordings of New York City throughout the year, the four seasons serve as a cyclical frame and context for memory.