Playing It Unsafe is American Composers Orchestra's next musical laboratory. Composers pursue no-holds-barred explorations that challenge their creative capacities and stretch the limits of what is possible with an orchestra. New pieces, selected through a nationwide search, are born from a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, and collaborative feedback.
Two of the pieces that emerged from Playing It Unsafe are Latency Canons by Ray Lustig and Judith Sainte Croix's Vision V. Both receive their world premieres in Zankel Hall on April 5. In a short video series leading up to the concert, the composers discuss their works.
Here, in part one of two from Ray Lustig, the composer discusses his Latency Canons.
Ray Lustig discusses his Latency Canons—Part 1: Establishing Latency.
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