About this work:
Cave was commissioned by the St. Louis ensemble Synchronia for a program investigating the theme of America in Y2K. The text is by Eileen Myles. It is the third piece in the last year I have been asked to write on this subject, and I’m noticing that I know less about the meaning of the millennium, or the future in general, the more I’m asked to write pieces about it. I have, however, had several excellent conversations about souls with Ansel Elgort, who is seven, while I’ve been writing this piece, so I dedicate it to him with love and thanks for his friendship.
Please visit http://www.evbvd.com/cave/index.html for complete performance materials (score, parts, demo recording, patch info.)
Year composed: 2001
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 6-9 players
Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 1 Vibraphone, 1 Piano, 1 Violin, 1 Cello, 1 Narrator
Instrumentation notes: rather than vibes, I prefer the synth doubling for the piano. please see the score for more information