Brooklyn-based Golden Retriever Tucker presents a series of works for tennis ball, piano, and cello. In Ode to Mine Enemy
Tucker uses unconventional performance techniques, inspired by Helmut Lachenmann, to capture the brushing whiskers and scraping claws of a cat. Dog Run
employs the instrument in a more conventional ways, as tennis balls are deployed with increasing intensity, letting the sounds of dropping, plopping, and padding around build to an emotional pitch. In contrast, I Love Mud
is a formally traditional, beautiful cello suite.