We're All a Little Mad Here
We’re All a Little Mad Here takes its title from a play on the famous line from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Full of frenetic, manic energy, this work for brass quintet opens with an explosive tension that propels the listener forward into the madness. As the music grows and weaves between the performers, the distant murmurings of indistinguishable voices build into a swirling, incessant exclamation.
There is a shared experience of the internalized anxiety bubbling over throughout this work. And, even though we might say (as Alice did), “I don’t want to go among mad people,” maybe the talking cat is right. We’re all a little mad here.