I Know How to Do This

Violin solo, Samples

Commissioned by Casey Bozell in 2017, “I Know How To Do This” is a piece for violin and cued, pre-recorded vocal samples where the violin solo interacts with Casey’s telling of her own experience learning the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, and playing it on an audition for the Portland Opera Orchestra.

It’s a story that lets the audience in on the untold stories of music making, while enjoying a piece of contemporary music at the same time. It was part of Casey’s “Love Letters” project, a recital program inspired by Eugene Ysaye’s Sonata No. 2 for solo violin, “Obsession.” Casey commissioned myself, Thomas Barber and Nora Ryan to create new pieces for solo violin inspired by famous works already in the repertoire for recitals in October of 2017.