Telemachus

By David Dramm

Program Notes

Telemachus was originally composed for the dance production My Private Odyssey in collaboration with Club Guy & Roni and Stadstheater Mainz. Homer’s Odyssey provided a loose backdrop for an intensely personal look at the differences between “coming home” and “going home.” Telemachus’ search for his father is played out in a multilayer texture of flute chorus and authentic ship communications reworked into Homer’s narrative. Emerging from a rich, electronic texture of sea signals, we hear a lone boy calling F(oxtrot), A(lpha), T(ango), H(otel), E(cho), R(omeo).