102nd & Amsterdam (2005)

for 'cello, viola, violin
By Douglas Boyce
American

“102nd & Amsterdam is dedicated to by father, Raymond Boyce; this was the first of many New York addresses for him. My father’s stories of growing up in New York in the 40’s and 50’s cemented in my mind the idea of New York as The City, an idea strengthened by my own relocations and peregrinations. My father is a wonderful, if diffuse, storyteller, with many narrative elements being developed, abandoned, rediscovered and sometimes corrected; while writing this piece, I thought often of his kaleidoscopic rhetoric, not merely episodic, and yet open and unbounded.” – DB

Other works by Douglas Boyce:
“[W]ithout a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress. ”
--Paul K. Feyerabend, Against Method