2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Transient Canvas—Amy Advocat, bass clarinet and Matt Sharrock, marimba, perform Nostalgia Variations. Nostalgia variations is 11 “variations” on an original tema that explores a relationship to the feeling of nostlagia, an emotion that has an uneasy relationship with contemporary art. In some sense the piece is an expression of nostalgia for a free experience of nostalgia itself, unmediated by the intellect. The piece, in relationship to variation form, explores melodic, textural, and rhythmic invention, posing the question of how different can a variation be and still be heard as relating back to the original tema.