Connor McLean (2019)
Written for ensemble K!ART.
The piece "I am a two hearted animal" is the result of the collaboration between american composer Connor McLean and ensemble K!ART. The piece is scored for mixed ensemble consisting of piano, speakers, drumkit, saxophone and electric guitar. The piece challenges the boundries between contemporary and popular music exploring the differences between a "piece" and a "song" while challenging our preexisting notions of these.
The piece was be premiered at the concert "HELLO, HELLO" at Studiescenen 14th of May 2019 in Copenhagen.
A studio recording of this piece was made in late 2019 by Yangyadi Deng feat. Hsiao Tung Yuan on percussion, Francesco Facca on sax, Florent Franklé piano and Mikkel Schou, guitar & vocals. It can be listened to on soundcloud.