away dream all away was co-commissioned by The Walden School and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). It was composed in Cambridge, Massachusetts and completed in June of 2015. The poem is by Samuel Beckett.
away dream all away is an entire poem by Samuel Beckett, and the title and text for the piece. I wrote it in a frenzy as a response to my discovery of the formidable Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote, whose music is often described as Multi-Dimensional, Polyrhythmic Neo-Soul. This is a playful piece, meant to evoke some of the so-called “stank” that Hiatus Kaiyote do so well, a laid back, crunchy kind of hip-hop-inspired sound.