Life Lag B

[English]

This flute quartet is an arrangement of Life Lag - "A", originally thought as a piano duet for a single pianist across time. A series of conversations I had with David Cossin from the Bang on a Can All-Stars inspired the idea behind "Life Lag." We met in Abu Dhabi for an artistic intensive and during dinner, I asked him "do you have jet lag?" to which he answered, "I have life lag." We both laughed. Later during the intensive, he shared his own performance of "piano phase" by Steve Reich. In his performance, he recorded himself doing both piano parts. He projected the piano 2 part on top of him, producing a visual representation of the displacement characteristic to the piece. It is when I approached him and said "wouldn't it be cool to write a piece where you play with a younger projection of yourself?" to which he answered, "you should write it." And well, here we are.

 

[Español]

Este cuarteto de flautas es un arreglo de Life Lag - "A", pensado originalmente como un dueto de pianos para un solo pianista a través del tiempo. Una serie de coversaciones que tuve con David Cossin de los Bang on a can All-Stars inspiró la idea detrás de "Life Lag." Nos conocimos en Abu Dhabi para un intensivo artístico y durante la cena le pregunté "¿tienes jet lag?" a lo que el respondió: "tengo life lag" o lag de vida, en Castellano. Los dos nos reimos. Más adelante durante el instensico, compartió su performance de "piano phase" de Steve Reich. En este performance, David se grabó tocando las dos partes del piano. La parte del piano 2 la proyectó sobre si mismo, produciendo una visualisación del desplasamiento tan característico de la pieza. Fue entonces cuando le pregunté: "¿no sería increíble escribir una pieza donde uno tocase con una proyección más jóven de si mismo?". A lo que el respondió: "Deberías escribirla." Y bueno, aquí estamos.

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