Today I signed up to write for a 12-movement piece by 12 different composers for the 12 chapters of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, where each composer will try to convey the text in their own respective movements. I’m actually excited about this. It’s being performed by the New Music Ensemble in two weeks. The instrumentation is interesting: 2 violins, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 1 alto sax, 1 tuba, 1 horn, piano, and 2 percussionists. It’s a short time to work, but it should be fun.
I haven’t found out which chapter I am yet, but I sort of have in mind how I want it to sound. The instrumention makes it a little more fun.