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“Complicated Speeches” by Josh Quillen

 PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT:

“Complicated Speeches” by Josh Quillen

Performed by Ian McCollum, Catarina Percinio Moreira da Silva, and Chris Hadley

ABOUT THE PIECE:

“Complicated Speeches uses words of varying syllabic lengths (1 syllable words and 11 syllable words) to derive the rhythmic content. It’s an attempt to make rhythmic sense out of speech patterns by de-emphasizing parts of words and making every word even, and thus taking up the same amount of space. The piece is played using found objects provided by the player.”

– Josh Quillen