Sakari Dixon Vanderveer – Of Tattered Threads and Recollections (world premiere)
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra presents the virtual world premiere of a new work by Sakari Dixon Vanderveer: Of Tattered Threads and Recollections. The video performance was recorded and produced in quarantine, and is available to view for free until December 1, 2021. The composer offered the following note:
“As a child, I recall being amazed at a certain family quilt. I knew that each patch carried a story although many of these tales had yet to be told. A well-loved heirloom, this quilt retained its beauty and charm in spite of several portions that began to fade or become threadbare.
“Like patches of fabric being stitched together, the themes in Of Tattered Threads and Recollections reshape and build upon one another the more they intersect. They do not represent any specific narratives in particular but my fascination with the ways in which memories, like a patchwork quilt, seem to develop a newfound beauty as some stories are retold and embellished while other threads are gradually forgotten. ”
Ms. Dixon Vanderveer’s music has been performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic, Derek Bermel, and others. Her new work was commissioned by SMCO and composed in the fall of 2020.
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