Commissioned by Works and Process at the Guggenheim.
Lucy Shelton, soprano, Stephen Gosling, piano:
Peter B. Lewis Theatre, Guggenheim Museum, NY, Sept. 12, 2004
“Each score was for voice and a single instrument. Mr. Karchin, using the conventional piano accompaniment in Matrix and Dream, created two worlds: the vocal line, from start of finish, conveyed the fleeting imagery of the text with an arclike gracefulness, while the piano began more brashly and lost its dissonant edges before the final lines.”