A pursuit (or task), its arc, and the blisters traced

Performance piece for prepared cello and pre-recorded audio. Written for and with cellist Amy Jolly, this piece scrutinizes Amy’s relationship with a theme by Benjamin Britten. The established performance encourages instability, failure and personal catharsis. With two alternative endings, the piece reflects Amy’s complicated feelings toward her ongoing commissioning project.

Premiered by Amy Jolly at the Festival Musica da Casa Menotti, Spoleto, Italy, Jul 2019.

Video installed at Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Sep-Dec 2020.