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Blue Work


mindmeat

for piano and percussion

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  15m
Instrumentation:  piano, vibraphone, bass drum, muted brake drums, woodblocks, high-hat; performers also required to use their voices

Year:  2003
Duration:  15m
Instrumentation  piano, vibraphone, bass dru...

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 10-11

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About

Poet Dennis Lee came to visit and left a blue folder on top of the piano. While plunking away at a new piece for Danny and Kathy the inevitable happened: I reached for the folder, opened it and began to read the most extraordinary sequence of poems I'd encountered in years. Like a thief in the night who turns out to be an incredible tango partner, Lee's poems snuck into the house and danced their way into my music. mindmeat is based on four of the fifty-one poems which make up the recently published UN (Anansi Press). In the thick of an apocalyptic fug I was reminded that art can move us forward in a way that no scientific treatise or academic tome could even hope to. Thanks to Dennis for allowing me to ride the wave his poetry inspired.

Juliet Palmer


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Danny Tunick and Kathy Supove with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts


Contents note

yip yap yip; animal, vegetable, pibroch; tothis, noth,


Text note

Text by Dennis Lee (poems reproduced with permission of House of Anansi Press)


Performance history

05 Nov 2003: Performed by Danny Tunick (piano) and Kathy Supové (percussion); The Cutting Room, New York City, USA