February will be busy in Chicago and elsewhere. ICE plays Elliott Carter’s very last piece, an astonishing piano trio called Epigrams, at a residency at Northwestern where we’re also collaborating with their contemporary ensemble. Also during the residency, I play the Lachenmann Serynade again for the first time after working with the composer, in Italy, last November.
Plus, lots of other performance projects in February, not to mention teaching at the French Lycée in Chicago. Through it all I’m trying to focus on words–writing some monologues with music accompaniment, re-reading some favorite short stories, seeing some theater, and improving my German.