Film, Video Sequestered Thoughts: Damien Sneed & Jeremy Jordan
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- Sequestered Thoughts: Damien Sneed & Jeremy Jordan
- Composer Damien Sneed has been paired with pianist Jeremy Jordan to write a new work for solo piano, entitled "Sequestered Thoughts." The piece was inspired by spending many days alone in solitude during the COVID-19 pandemic of Spring 2020. It opens with a virtuosic fluttering in the right hand juxtaposed against a strong and determined left-hand motif speaking to the many meandering thoughts that come to one when they find themselves devoid of human interaction and fellowship. Then a motif comes out of the left hand representing the inquisitive longing for things to shift to a new normal while the right hand plays octaves mirroring the monotony of days running together and weeks running into months. Then with the feeling of inward searching of the soul, a chromatic scale cascades downward into a strong-willed determination to survive in resilient hope for the future upward into keys effervescently peering upward in expectation. The Library of Congress developed The Boccaccio Project to provide some artistic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten composers were commissioned to write brief solo works, with the remotely recorded pieces premiered online in June 2020.
- Event Date
- June 15, 2020
- Running Time
- 1 minutes 54 seconds
- Online Format
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Sequestered Thoughts: Damien Sneed & Jeremy Jordan. 2020. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9217/.
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(2020) Sequestered Thoughts: Damien Sneed & Jeremy Jordan. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9217/.
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