FOOD FIGHT (2017)

For soprano, alto saxophone, and piano
Duration: 5 minutes

Written for the New Music on the Point Summer Festival

 

Program note:

FOOD FIGHT is a humorous take on all of the fun, drama, and toils of the titular battle. The text (written by me) describes the joy of seeing everyday foods such as eggs, peas, and flour thrown across the room at one’s opponent… and then the misfortune of having to clean up the mess made afterwards.

 

Text:

yellow eggy splatters
on my purple itchy sweater
and my polka-dotted trousers.
chocolate smears on my cheeks,
my hands covered in slimy goo.
and on it goes,
this dirt tea party
with bread crumbs in my hair
throwing food at you
as we enter this glorious food fight.
splashing the tomatoes
flying peas in the air
sugar on the floor
brown rice
throwing all-purpose flour.
pie in the face –
pie in my face?
pie in your face!
oh, what a mess we’ve made,
but before we clean up…
just one more splatter!

 

Audio recording:

Amy Petrongelli (soprano), Jan Berry Baker (saxophone), and Huizi Zhang (piano)
New Music on the Point Summer Festival
June 16th, 2017

 

Performances:

June 16th, 2017
New Music on the Point Student Composers’ Concert
Performed by Amy Petrongelli (soprano), Jan Berry Baker (saxophone), and Huizi Zhang (piano)
Salisbury Congregational Church, Salisbury, VT

November 19th, 2018
“write HEAR right NOW:”
University of Michigan Student Composers Concert
Performed by Hayley Boggs (soprano), BethAnne Kunert (saxophone), and Mi-Eun Kim (piano)
Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan