for Marie, Elsa, Ryan and Eudes
Over a Christmas break and on the heels of finishing norman (age 29) wakes up, I started to think about the work I was doing for the ensemble 101 in terms of a repertoire instead of a set of isolated pieces. With the data points of norman, j-sho and Das Zauberbuch fresh in my mind, I wanted to channel the same energy through my fascination and intenional incomprehension of Peking opera. Although I never planned to sing Lucky Wok myself, Marie traded it to me in exchage for an unnamed player and a second-round draft pick. Needless to say, I got the better end of the deal!