Tombeau. Tattoo. Tether.

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By Kyle Bartlett
American

Kyle Bartlett’s Tombeau. Tattoo. Tether. will take as its source audio recordings of her grandmother recounting family mythology, producing a highly virtuosic exploration of the nature of relationships, memory, connection, and absence. This will be the world premiere performance of the piece, written especially for c)i violinist Miranda Cuckson.

Other works by Kyle Bartlett:
“Once when father (George Ives) was asked: 'How can you stand it to hear old John Bell (who was the best stonemason in town) bellow off-key the way he does at camp-meetings?' his answer was: 'Old John is a supreme musician. Look into his face and hear the music of the ages. Don't pay too much attention to the sounds. If you do, you may miss the music. You won't get a heroic ride to Heaven on pretty little sounds!'”
--Charles Ives