My old friend—and tremendous new-music pianist—Stacey Barelos has come to my neck of the woods as the new piano professor at Missouri Southern State University, and MSSU graciously invited me to do a short residency to coincide with her first faculty recital there. She played my piano solo Uwohali to close the first half of the recital before releasing the Kraken on some forearm-banging Cowell in the second half.
The next day featured a talk that I gave about texture and modality in Uwohali that was attended by about 40 of Stacey’s students and faculty colleagues. It was great to meet some of her fellow professors and her students, who were very curious and enthusiastic about the piece and had lots of good comments and questions for me. Great trip. No pictures.