Concerts from the Library of Congress

Concerts from the Library of Congress developed the Boccaccio Project to provide some artistic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten composers were commissioned to write brief solo works, with the remotely recorded pieces to be premiered online in June 2020.

Premiere Date: FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Composer Erin Rogers has been paired with flutist Erin Lesser of the Wet Ink Ensemble to write a new work for solo flute, entitled Hello World.

Erin Rogers, photo by Aleksandr Karjaka

Erin Lesser


Hello World
   Erin Lesser, flute

About the work

Orbiting a sonic portal to the outer world, a flutist self-arranges within a mirrored video frame. The face-to-face encounter sets the scene for introduction, reintroduction, and exploration. 
~ Erin Rogers

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