COULD I TELL YOU A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THAT?
Could I Tell You a Little Story About That? (2014) combines samples from the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Archive in Shawnee, Ohio, with a live solo performance on vibraphone. Residents of the southeastern Appalachian Ohio region speak about their lives and work, including coal mining, labor struggles, and social life. The piece was commissioned and performed by Aaron Michael Butler.
An extended essay on this piece, along with the recording and score, was published by the Experimental Music Yearbook in 2015, and can be found here.