A note from composer Lembit Beecher: I’m particularly excited by the amount of collaboration this project not only asks for, but demands. Though I initially had a clear sense of direction in my head, this is constantly being adjusted through discussions and work with the other collaborators. One of the big challenges in working with this degree of explorative flexibility is communication and I’m constantly looking for ways to communicate the feel or sense that I want to capture in the piece so that Hannah, Brian, Youngmoo, Mark, and Simon and I can have real discussions about this, even as the details of execution are changing right and left. Sometimes words can feel limiting so I made this painting as one attempt to try to to express the feeling of the piece.