Written and premiered in collaboration with poet Erica Cheung as part of “synesthesia: poetry+music” in April 2018, a concert of interdisciplinary works featuring original music by Rice composers and original texts by Rice writers.
“lavender and gray” is a setting of Erica Cheung’s poem “synesthesia,” which is published in her book “We Who Are Not Native.”
Selected in NODUS 2018 Call for Scores
November 2018 — performed by NODUS Ensemble at Miami Beach Urban Studios in Miami, FL
August 2018 — performed by Blackbox Collective, featuring poet Ming Li Wu, in Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn, NY
July 2018 — performed at Bowdoin International Music Festival by Agata Sorotokin, narrator, Paul Novak, piccolo, Oliver Leitner, violin, and Matthew Schultheis, piano in Studzinski Concert Hall in Brunswick, ME
April 2018 — premiered at synesthesia: poetry+music by Megan Torti, flute, Mae Osawa, violin, Grace Templeton, piano, and Erica Cheung, narrator in Rice Memorial Chapel in Houston, TX