A little bit ago, I wrote a piano trio for Hotel Elefant called Impostor Syndrome. I based the piece on a psychological phenomenon described by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Dr. Suzanne A. Imes in their paper “The Impostor Phenomenon in High Achieving women.”  (You can read a bunch about my process in creating the piece and my experience of Impostor Phenomenon here.)

I was so excited when three of my favorite people, three of my very favorite performers gave me a ring and asked me to arrange the piece for a different trio – piano, violin, and electric guitar!  James Moore is more than a collaborator at this point – he has been an advocate for my music (and the music of dozens of other new folks) for years, so without even blinking I knew I’d be guitar-izing some cello music this summer.  This trio of folks is amazing (the other two players are the explosively cool Kathy Supove and Jenny Choi) and I can’t wait to hear their take on this weirdo-spoken-text-chamber-music-hybrid thing I’ve dished up.  New Music New College is doing such fantastic programming, thanks to the tireless work of Ron Silver and the good folks down there.  I wish this were closer to me so I could come to the concert!

PS. I’ve long been in love with the tone and cadence of Kathy’s voice (to take a gander at the portrait piece I made for her that had, as a tape track to go with her playing, snippets of her terrific speech and laughter, click here).


Impostor Syndrome at New Music New College
Saturday, October 1, at 8:00 p.m.
Club Sudakoff
5845 General Dougher Place
Sarasota, Florida
Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m.