Travelogue

Duration: 12:00
Instrumentation: Violin, Viola
Premiere: November 16, 2018, WasteLAnd Music // Art Share, LA
Premiere performer: Aperture Duo (Adrianne Pope, violin; Linnea Powell, viola)
Publisher: A-Town Publications (ASCAP) © 2018

Travelogue was commissioned by Aperture Duo (Adrianne Pope & Linnea Powell)


Program Note:
Practice. Travel. Check email. Rehearse. Talk. Practice. Move around. Stop. Rehearse. Think about your instrument. Be kind. Stop. Travel. Prepare for departure. Escalate. Listen to music. Wander. Enter darkness. Sleep. Fix yourself. Use the internet. Practice. Record your session. Disembark. Make change. Reflect on personal engagements. Work out nested tuplets. Compete. Wallow. Sleep. Rehearse. Work out emotional issues. Comment. Read about vaccinations. Practice. Travel. Work out. Practice. Recall grade school event. Notice time. Return to your seat.

Travelogue (2018) was written while touring Europe on a series of planes, trains, and buses. The title is a tribute to Joni Mitchell‘s album of the same name, featuring an extensive collection of her songs that have been orchestrated. Theatricality is built into the piece through staging, text, and actions, both players doubling as train commuters and practicing musicians, while encountering a variety of notational geography.
—Erin Rogers (2018)

Travelogue is under exclusivity and currently unavailable for purchase.