June 18 – Run in a Graveyard by Du Yun

Du Yun, born on this day in 1977, is one of the most successful composers of our time having won the Pulitzer Prize as well as many other awards and fellowships. Her piece Run in a Graveyard asks the flutist to interpret a score filled with both standard notation and graphic instructions in response to an electronic track carrying out a texture sweep from pointillistic bleeps to overexposed clipping. Kenneth (UofSC ’14) worked with Du Yun in his version of this piece and finds the mix of specific notes and graphic score rewarding to perform. The process of learning the piece showed Du Yun’s affinity for collaboration as she explored possible realizations with Kenneth.

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