An animated and emotionally-charged conversation between two individuals
who are so thrilled to be reunited that they struggle to avoid talking over and
interrupting one another (in fact, the duo are so familiar with one another that
they often finish each other's sentences, and it is difficult to know who is
talking when). After the initial outburst, the conversation takes on a different
character and there are moments of sensitivity and tenderness as they
consider and reflect on past events. There is a constant underlying edge of
yearning and regret, and a sense of frustration in trying to come to terms with
Players are encouraged to interpret the given parts to present their own imagined narrative in describing the long-awaited reunion and the past events that are being discussed.
Motormouth & Chatty Kathy was awarded 3rd Prize in the 2021 Tallā Rouge International Composer Competition
Performance Score available on request
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