For every piece of music that’s ever been notated there’s a moment, however brief, where the composer has the inspiration, but nothing is yet written down.
That’s where the conversation begins with TJ Cole. She visited Nashville in 2018 to get to know Intersection and Nashville in Harmony. The two groups had co-commissioned a piece of music on the theme of gender identity. Cole discussed her ideas, and agreed to meet us again when the piece was set to premiere.
When she came back? She had something completely different than what she had planned. Mostly due to how inspired she was by individual testimonials from members of Nashville in Harmony.