Matthew Kennedy | composer
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone and Cello
Ensemble: Alyssa Hoffert - saxophone, Pablo Issa - cello
Year Composed: 2013
Found! is a collection of gestures and conversations concerning notions of being both “lost” and “found.” This work came to be because of an out of town visit where I did not see my wife or infant daughter for an entire month. I have used this longing as a motivation in this piece; so much of my identity is found my role in my family. I present music monologues and dialogues pertaining to self-identity, what we are and are not with or without loved ones, and what is meant by being home.
I. Naked As We Came
II. If at the Bottom of Everything
III. Song Without Words
Found! was comissioned by Alyssa Hoffert and premiered at The Hartt School Public Works Concert Series, West Hartford, CT.