Brittany J. Green PHD ’24: “Our New, Mediated World”

Part of our “Art and Artists are Essential” collection and invitation.

“‘Connected’ is a short piece for viola, piano, and fixed media inspired by paradoxical feelings of isolation and mediated connectedness that many have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece was written for Castle of our Skins’s Black Composer’s Miniature Challenge (#BCMC). The challenge features short works for viola, piano, or viola-piano duo written by composers who identify as Black or part of the African diaspora.

I wanted to share this work so that people know that artists are not only creating in spite of a global pandemic, but we are allowing our new, mediated normal to inspire our creative output and restructure how we create, disseminate, and consume art. Art is essential as we navigate this “new normal” and find ways to connect with one another in our new, mediated world.” — Brittany J. Green, Music Composition PhD ’24

Brittany J. Green (b. 1991) is a North Carolina-based composer, creative, educator, and Duke PhD student in Music Composition. Learn more about her work here.