The Disrupter (2015) is a new song cycle I'm working on for voices, ukulele, violin, cello and percussion. I hope to record and premiere it in late summer or early fall.
Its form lies somewhere between song cycle, indie rock “show,” and intimate theater piece. Inspired by my ongoing interests in Buddhist spirituality, provocative truth-telling, and human relationships, The Disrupter's protagonist is a female spiritual pilgrim, who stumbles upon a village in environmental and spiritual crisis. How long she will stay is uncertain, but the visit forces both pilgrim and villagers to examine the current condition of their spirits.