Lainie dream project? Write a percussion quartet that is a response to and will be performed around (/IN!) a Richard Serra sculpture. SWOON. Jason Treuting (of rockstar percussion quartet Sō Percussion) wrote that Sō was asking a bunch of Princeton alums to contribute pieces to the festival that would mark the opening of the new Lewis Center for the Arts in October and would I like to be included. WOULD I LIKE TO BE INCLUDED? I think I wrote him back in under 7 minutes. The set of pieces they commissioned would comprise a soundwalk – a chain of pieces each responding to one of the sculptures that dot Princeton’s beautiful campus. I’m honored to be among fabulous composers in this project: Seth Cluett, Quinn Collins, Judd Greenstein, Anne Hege, & Kate Neal. Each piece is only about 5 minutes long, and the whole walk itself won’t be too taxing, lasting under an hour, so why not stop by?


For my piece, I took my relationship with the Serra sculpture (The Hedgehog and the Fox) very seriously as inspiration. I’ve asked the lovely Sō folks to do a process piece that mimics the senses of layering, movement, and gesture that I feel when I stare (and run and sing through) that amazing, hulking sculpture. Just to pique your interest, my instructional score for them includes “trust falls” and “crotale-high-fives” …so you don’t want to miss this.  I’ll be there for the Saturday performances. Come say hi!


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What I See in the Serra
3 perfromances, all at the Serra Sculpture
(in front of Fine Hall off of Washington Road on the Princeton Campus)
Friday, October 6 at 4pm
Saturday, October 7 at 11am
Saturday, October 7 at 2pm