Plastic Flowers (2001-04)
Plastic Flowers is a song cycle that I composed for my ensemble “Jason Cady & The Artificials.” The music and lyrics explore themes of absence, negation, and the trajectory from art to artifice to artificiality. By “artificiality” I refer not only to synthetic timbres and digital editing, but also to formalist approaches toward composition.
Plastic Flowers is dedicated to Jessica Pavone. It premiered July 15, 2005 at Tonic in New York City.