Flute, Double Bass, Percussion – 20 minutes
Lip Service is the third and final set of instrumental pieces based on lines excerpted from a collection of emails accidentally received by my friend Jeffrey K. Miller. As with the other two sets–Why are you not answering? and Is it Auburn?–Lip Service, takes its starting point from the strange emotional worlds implied by the extracted lines. For Lip Service the first email, Better find those little blue pills if you plan on giving her more than lip service, is a letter of advice sent to Jeffrey from an unknown friend. The second email, Halfway?, is in fact the entire email. It refers to a meeting point halfway between Jeffrey and the woman’s home. As far as I know, the meeting never took place. The third email, I am hidden my dear for you!!!, perhaps explains the failed meeting, but we cannot be certain.
Check out video of Concert Black performing the piece:
video by Evan Chapman
premiered 5.24.11 by Concert Black at Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY.