The 2009 Festival featured a performance as part of The Hartt School Paranov Performance Hour. Our Picture of the Day show Hartt alum Mike Lunoe warming up before the show. Lunoe performed Jessica Rudman‘s Napoleon Complex for Solo Percussion, which he had commissioned from the composer.
When commissioning the work, Lunoe requested a piece whose set-up could fit in a duffel bag. Inspired by the idea of small instruments and also by her small dog, Rudman wrote Napoleon Complex in 2007 and incorporated theatrical elements, which can be seen in this Youtube video of the performance.