PANDEMIC POEMS AND PIECES (2020) - for piano

Premiere: Virtual premieres, April-August 2020 (ongoing). Funded by CU Boulder Center for Humanities Shelter in Place Micro-Grant

 

Movements:

I. Conventional Lemon

II. Pajama Panic

III. Indoors

IV. How it Looks at 2 AM

V. "Hunger" in the Time of a Pandemic 

        a. A List

        b. A Menu

        c. A Snack

VI. How to Tell Time

VII. Outside my Window

VIII. Reflections

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Program Note:

Pandemic Poems and Pieces is an an ongoing weekly collaboration between pianist/poet Maggie Hinchliffe and composer Ben Morris during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. Maggie's poetry depicts various experiences living in quarantine, from ordering groceries online in pajamas to hiking socially distanced in the desert. Ben's accompanying piano miniatures reflect the spirit and imagery of each of the poems.