Producing For A While (2012)
IU New Music Ensemble; Lindsey McLennan, soprano; David Dzubay, conductor
DURATION: 8 minutes
INSTRUMENTATION: 1*12*1/1111/2pc,hp,pn/2111 + soprano, 2-3 "producers"
I encountered the poetry of Julie Choffel while working on a project for Voices Up: New Music for New Poetry, a concert at Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus. Her new book, The Hello Delay, published in March, 2012, won Fordham's annual Poetry Out Loud contest. Choosing three of these poems, I composed a set for soprano, violin and cello. The curiously ambiguous Producing For A While is the third song in the set, and here finds a new home as a work for my favorite sinfonietta, the IU New Music Ensemble.
- David Dzubay