6x6x6 -- The Sound!
The Young Writers Project collaborated with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Vermont Midi Project to have a young composer -- Joshua Morris, a student (then 15-years-old) from St. Albans -- create six, one-minute compositions for six selections from our bevy (2,500!) of six-word short stories that were created last spring.
Here is what the collaboration -- 6 Pieces in 6 Words in 6 Minutes -- sounds like. This was recorded at rehearsal the night before the two concerts at the Flynn Center in Burlington. There were about 2,000 people at the two concerts. (The pieces were performed the following year three times.)
Unfortunately Bailey, Camille and Misha could not make it so gg filled in. (He hopes he did you justice!) Introducing the segment is David Ludwig, the incredible composer in residence at the VSO. Listen to what can come from six words!
Before the light hit the earth. -- Bailey Walker, North Country Union High School
People finally stopped reading the newspapers. -- Camille Sage Bower, Mt. Mansfield Union High School.
The aliens transported the cow away. -- Emily Patch, Rutland High School
Her ghost restlessly haunts the castle. -- Amie Schiller, Brattleboro Union High School.
I knew I should have walked. -- Chris Smith, graduate, Spaulding High School.
No sir, it's a bird shop. -- Misha Kydd, Mt. Mansfield Union High School.
A 30-second spot appeared Friday Dec. 5 on WCAX and Joshua said "I really never dreamed I'd be getting to do something like this. I started composing about three years ago, so yeah, it's really a wonderful experience." David Ludwig: "To give them the opportunity to write for a professional orchestra like the Vermont Symphony is something we really think is an investment in the future of music."