She Only Remembers, Dale Trumbore's half-hour ballet for solo piano, reflects Trumbore's experiences watching her grandmother's end-of-life struggle with dementia. Based on research into how the very act of recalling a memory can alter or even overwrite that memory, this new work delves into the haunting implications of memory loss and forgetting.
Central West Ballet of Modesto, CA debuted She Only Remembers, choreographed by Artistic Director René Daveluy, at Central West Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Gala.
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This new album reunites soprano Gillian Hollis and composer-pianist Trumbore for their first recording since Snow White Turns Sixty. Trumbore and clarinetist Margaret Worsley accompany Hollis on six art songs with poetry by Robin Myers, a 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow featured in the 2022 Best American Poetry anthology.
The six songs share a preoccupation with naming and describing, cataloging ordinary moments as they pass and describing dreams in forgotten languages. Heard together, these works transmute ordinary life into something almost sacred.