Unfolding, for a mixed chamber ensemble of eight performers, was premiered in March of 2007 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland and performed three more times immediately after the first presentation.
This piece was a collaboration in the best sense of the word as it took nine months of the composer working closely with Bulgarian choreographer Tzveta Kassabova, who was simultaneously developing the dance. The result was a site-specific, forty-minute long piece without breaks -although the music is written in five sections- for musicians, dancers, and live video (6 cameras were filming from different perspectives and projecting vertically on a screen made of music stands). The title of the piece indicates certain developments in the music and in the choreography, but it also indicates how certain spatial considerations were at the center of the piece as the space itself unfolded in front of the audience’s eyes.