It is unbelievably invigorating to get the chance to perform for live audiences again! The hoops of testing and masks and distancing are truly minimal compared to the energy that the live audience brings to a concert-space. Last week, I had the fortune of performing at Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago, alongside my Quince colleague (and dear friend) Kayleigh Butcher. We presented duos and solos by a number of our favorite composers, and my world premiere of Kari Watson's invocations I received glowing words from Chicago Classical Review:
"Kari Watson’s solo Intonations I — heard here in its world premiere — also provided the greatest revelation of Quince’s offerings, in which Pearse was totally at home in the piece’s soaring glissandi, microtonal modulations, and seamlessly integrated extended techniques alike. - Landon Hegedus, Chicago Classical Review
Next up: back to Switzerland to perform and record with my Damselfly Trio-mates!