Thank you all so much for your generosity to and belief in this project! We have reached our goal of $10,000 on the Kickstarter account as of August 1, 2010.
This means that very soon I will begin work on the piece. The process will begin with gathering interviews. After this, I will build the patch for the electronic element in the piece, using the resources available to me at the Yale School of Music's electronic music studio. The computer part to this piece will evolve synonymously to all other parts of the piece, organically informing and being informed by all dimensions of the process. As I imagine it right now, there will be a kind of give and take between the text and the patch to determine the formal details of the piece. Material in the percussion and voice will be part of this evolution.
As I conduct interviews with various people, I'll blog about my experiences. Please follow me on this journey; your continued interest will nourish my creative process. Photographer Noah Fowler is away for a few months but when he returns, he will begin accompanying me to take portraits of interviewees.
More to follow soon!
Thank you again.