Hannah Lash, a gifted young New York composer with an ear for bracing dissonances, recently suffered a misfortune: her laptop was swiped from her car, resulting in the loss of hundreds of scores, sketches, and personal files. After feeling a justifiable burst of rage, she stepped back to examine her predicament: "I realized that I was beginning to be consumed by anger, revenge, fear, mistrust." And she decided to make a work out of the experience. She has set up a Kickstarter account for her project, seeking funding in grass-roots style. She describes it thus: "VIOLATIONS is a piece that will be performed in any inner-city area, using a loading dock as a stage. It will be scored for singer, percussion, and live electronics. The text for this 45-to-50-minute piece will be a non-linear compilation of personal stories—stories from people who have committed crime and stories from people who have been the victims of crime."