SHE, by Maria KAUTZANI
“She” is a piece based on my own explorations of pitch and self, and is inspired by the sonic meditations of Pauline Oliveros. The performer(s) are invited to explore their own thoughts and their environment, as well as a pitch or pitches that may occur to them, while alluding to a figure of a ghost/muse, referred to in the score as “She” or “Her”.
Maria Kaoutzani is a Chicago-based composer from Cyprus, currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Recent projects include a concerto for the Grammy-winning Eighth Blackbird and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a residency at National Sawdust, Pomegranate Institute and UCLA’s Notes on Napkins, Hocket ensemble’s #What2020SoundsLike, and art residencies at Anderson Center for the Arts and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, among others. Maria holds a master’s degree in music theory and composition from New York University, and a bachelor’s from the University of York.