for two sopranos, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone cassette players & electronics
Master of Disguises utilizes a short piece of text excerpted from Kelly Link’s short story “The Girl Detective” as source material. This story explores, among other things, the inner, imagined life of a girl whose mother has disappeared or possibly died. Master of Disguises is about searching for something you cannot find, for a sound which is unstable or elusive. Commissioned by Fonema Consort, Master of Disguises asks the soprano vocalists to perform percussive gestures on small portable cassette players: stopping, ejecting, rewinding, fast forwarding, and sometimes playing a cassette tape. (2014)
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