Composer Highlight: Ian Ng / by and Play

Composer highlights 2.0 here we go! We are getting super jazzed about our show coming up on May 2nd at the Firehouse Space @ 8 PM! With rehearsals, work, and practicing, time is flying by and we are only five days away! It has been a blast working with this group of composers and really getting to know them and their music. Ian has been to two rehearsals with us; one in Washington Heights and one Brooklyn. (Thanks for running all over the city for us, Ian!) We asked him to answer a couple of questions so that you all can get to know him a bit too...

andPlay:  Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration and/or title of your piece?

Ian:  The title of my piece is Two for Step for TwoIt's actually quite literal: Step for Two is a direct translation of the ballet term Pas de deux, meaning a dance duetSince this piece was written for a violin/viola duo, I thought it would be a rather cute play-on-words of that ballet term.

What is your pump-up music?

Philip Glass' Einstein on a Beach ... all four and a half hours!!!

What can listeners expect or listen for in your piece?

Lots and lots of energy and movement.

What would you choose as your last meal on this planet?

Hmmm.... That's a tough one. I LOOOOVE to eat. I guess it depends on what time of day I am having my last meal. If it's in the morning, I will pick a full English breakfast, including potatoes, scrambled eggs, beans, sausages, bacon, mushroom, spinach etc. If it's in the afternoon, I will choose to have a Japanese meal: sushi and ramen. Mmmmm... Otherwise, I'm having a full  five-course meal in the evening with soup, appetizers, steak and dessert.