Even in the Oddest Times (2019)

Delirium Musicum

Performed at the Boston Court on February 22, 2019

Program note:

Commissioned by the Stuttgart Ballet, and scheduled for seven performances throughout the 2017-2018 season, Even in the oddest times is a piece dedicated to the choreographer, Fabio Adorisio. Through moments of clarity and calm in a persistently entropic, calamitous turbulence, this work illustrates the sense of direction and purpose one seeks in a personal odyssey. Elements such as extreme dynamism, irregular pulse changes, and varied texture are manipulated to capture the arbitrary, unforeseeable ow of emotions and events, whether it is absolute tranquility or utter chaos. Inevitably and repeatedly being plunged into states of disorienting confusion, then unmistakable lucidity, the listener must dance with a continual realism as the piece reaches a provocative, perhaps metaphorically temporary denouement. This piece was rearranged to fit the instrumentation of Delirium Musicum.

© 2014 by Nicky Sohn