About this Piece
This piece was the first I wrote for the Luca Guadagnino HBO Series “We Are Who We Are”. Initially for a scene where the character Fraser rides his bike outside of Bologna, Italy through a village, ending up at a local bar, where he then proceeds to day drink way beyond his limit. I related to the idea of riding your bike in order to think clearly, so the repetitive refrain with flourishes over the top somewhat signifies that for me.
In my mind initially I saw it as maybe a three-person piano piece, but Adam Tendler is so immensely talented that he can embody two people (and more). Slightly rearranged for this program, I love this two-piano rendition that we have now come to. —Devonté Hynes