I wrote this piece in collaboration with my four-and-a-half year old daughter, Mathilda.
Let me say that more honestly. I wrote this piece using text that I appropriated from my four-and-a-half year old daughter, Mathilda. You see, Mathilda has access to her mother's old iPhone, and she will use it to record videos of herself saying and doing things, including a six-part series of monologues in which she debates whether she is, or is not, a fairy princess.
I used her words from these videos to create I Am Not a Fairy Princess for the 2015 Composers Concordance Composers-Play-Composers Marathon concert.
I am not a fairy princess, but I'm not your servy and I told you all the time that I was a fairy princess, so never…. action.
Hello, I am not a fairy princess but I told you so many times about a boop
Hello, I am not a fairy princess but I told you so many times that I am not anything, but I have gum now since I'm anything I can be a fairy princess.
Hello I am a fairy princess but I know more times that I am not a king, but gum makes it fun, more than a gum gumb gum gum
Hello I am not a fairy princess but I told you so many times that I am a fairy princess, the numbers 6 8 9, tell you about gum and I wish my tooth was lost and I never saw it again, but I wish I was 20 by now.
Hello I am a fairy princess, but I told you so many times that I'm not anything. But gum and a headband won't make it work. Also I said so many times that you are nothing, but I am a headband. So I'm a headband, I don't know who you are.