"[Governor] Cuomo announced ... that no gatherings of more than 500 people will be allowed ... beginning 5 PM, March 13"
I'm an NYC-based performer/writer who had several projects in contention for cohorts and festivals this year, and had finished another writing retreat mere days before the theater shutdown. I knew I needed a "sanity project" to channel myself into.
What I'm creating is essentially an ensemble song cycle with a lot of variety in tone and dynamic, which ... I really couldn't have known on March 13th would turn out to be a pretty accurate musical representation of this madness.
I've been alone in my apartment for two months and counting, writing this (and other things). This is one of a few things helping me stay (relatively) sane.