Last year, I wrote children’s story called Space Junk. It’s about a little star who gets covered in space junk, makes her way out of it, and creates beautiful things with it.
Lagan Percussion commissioned me to compose a piece to accompany the story, for percussion quartet + narrator. After the piece was written, they schlepped their instruments to the top of an empty parking garage on a windy night in Waco, filmed this ridiculously cool video (with a drone I think), and made my story come to life. I narrate too. Thank you, Lagan!
The illustrated children’s book for Space Junk comes out later this year, but the piece is now available for performance if anyone wants to program it. This past year has been such a fun and exploratory year for me, writing and composing in new ways, searching for new ground, and just trying to refresh my music brain. Space Junk reflects that, I think. I hope you dig it.