Brandon Rolle: In-Place *
Morii String Quartet (Alejandra Moreno, violin; Nigel Deane, violin; Kanoa Ichiyanagi, viola; Derek Stein, cello)
* world premiere
In-Place explores the intense duality of technology-mediated human interactions. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, electronic devices became the primary interface for engaging with one another safely—on the one hand, importing loved ones across unimaginable distances into our breakfast nook; on the other, amplifying our sense of isolation through glitchy screens and unstable connections. In this piece, technology oscillates chaotically between these roles as bridge and barrier between us: individual parts are performed separately but are fundamentally-intertwined through a shifting set of connections, revealing an intimate fragility both beautiful and haunting.
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