Lost in Translation

Soprano Sax and Piano
Duration: 7 minutes

 

 

“Best of the cutting edge: Fresh from her Rome residency, Dorothy Hindman produced a personal view of the trials of learning a new language in the cleverly scored Lost in Translation for soprano saxophone and piano.”
~Michael Huebner, “BAMA concert draws from electronics, ‘found’ notes,” The Birmingham News, Sunday, October 8, 2006

Program Notes:
Lost in Translation (2005) deals with the phenomenon of attempting to communicate in a new language before one is proficient.  There are many moments between the saxophone and piano that are clearly understood and harmonious, but there are an equal number of moments that are concerned with repetition, syntax, missed meanings and frustration.  The material is sometimes joyous and excited and at other times ominous and threatening, and constantly shifts between these poles as the two instruments press on in their dialogue together and separately. Lost in Translation was written during the first few weeks of my residence as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in September 2005, at the request of saxophonist Carey Valente.

Premiere: September 28, 2006
Lori Ardovino-Neprud, soprano saxophone
Laurie Middaugh, piano
Birmingham Art Music Alliance concert
Birmingham, Alabama
Commissioner: Carey Valente

Published by: dorn/Needham and available on Amazon.