In 2004, I wrote The Old Rose Reader for the magnificent violinist/composer Mari Kimura. This work is for violin, electronic sound, and video, and the text and video were created by my husband, James Pritchett. The text is beautifully read by Mari’s husband, Hervé Bronnimann. The original video of Mari’s performance is now available online:
I guess composers always have a deep connection to each of their works – but for me, The Old Rose Reader has a particularly special place in my heart. It is a loving collaboration between two couples, and somehow everything in the piece just seemed to come together like magic. I will always be grateful to Mari and Hervé for their exquisite performances, and to James for his beautiful and haunting text and video.