Borden Auditorium, New York, NY
Manhattan School of Music Composers’ Orchestra / David Gilbert
<<rewind<< is inspired by the image of analog video tape rapidly scrolling backwards with fleeting moments of skipping, freezing and warping. The original version, for orchestra and tape, was composed in 2005 for choreographer, and Artistic Director of Hysterica Dance Company, Kitty McNamee. A distinct characteristic of McNamee’s work is its striking and innovative use of physical gestures and movements that recur throughout the course of a piece to build and bind its narrative structure. This use of repetitive gestures is utilized in the musical language and structure of <<rewind<<.
<<rewind<< was premiered at J.C.Borden Auditorium, New York, 2005, by the Manhattan School of Music Composers Orchestra with conductor, David Gilbert.
—- Anna Clyne
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“<<rewind<< is an enjoyable romp, with street echoes of New York City where it was composed, as in the siren-like decrescendo in the horns.” —Chicago Classical Review