Second Time Around
Joan Jeanrenaud & Charlie Varon
A fully-scored duet for cello and storyteller, a melding of music and literary fiction
The work was adapted from Varon’s fictional short story “Interview,” about a 92-year World War II veteran and the teenager who comes to videotape him for a him for a school history project. Jeanrenaud, Varon, and their collaborator/director, David Ford, spent eight months creating the project. Jeanrenaud’s score grows out of her experience on the forefront of contemporary classical music, drawing a full range of expressive possibilities from her instrument.