narrator, alto sax., C trumpet, cello, bass, piano
Entrance and Exit are framing devices for a chamber concert. Entrance
is about layers of memory and connections to the past: a story
gradually unfolds about an audience member whose mind wanders away from
the music and drifts back to another time and place. Her memories of
that other world are influenced by the music she is hearing, and, in
turn, the music responds to the journey of her imagination.
Exit is a quick spin through an entire
life cycle, foretelling the future of an audience member as a
metaphorical journey from birth to death and beyond.
Each piece is scored for actor and five instruments, although the instrumentation differs.