April is a multimedia music drama by Dominic Mekky and Franky Rousseau. Adapted from a play by Samuel Bronowski, April tells the story of a singer in her early thirties who is irreparably losing her hearing, and the ensuing toll this takes on her and her two close, but unhealthy, relationships. Through a series of scenes and episodes, employing many different modes of storytelling, the plot unfolds in fragments, narrated by one of the characters in hindsight. April can be watched as a film, listened to, or staged live; nothing essential is lost between the media.
The film work of Pier-Louis Dagenais-Savard is a constant temporal navigator, always spinning and moving, connecting different periods of time and allowing us to “see” memory. We see the characters as they were and are, remembered and imagined.
Movement one of a three-movement piano work, which will be released on a forthcoming recording of chamber music in late summer (or autumn), 2018.
A short solo piano work, written for the ‘Floodlight’ recordings, a multi-part compilation curated by Levon Henry.
An arrangement I wrote with Caroline Shaw for Sara Bareilles and the National Symphony Orchestra.