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Passing the Hues

INSTRUMENTATION

solo soprano voice
 

YEAR OF COMPOSITION

2020
 

DURATION

2 mins 30 sec
 

Written for Stephanie Lamprea's Unaccompanied: Tiny Works for Quarantine project

WORLD PREMIERE

9 August 2020 | Stephanie Lamprea, soprano

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING
Stephanie Lamprea, soprano
Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY, USA - 22 October 2020
(Passing the Hues is first in this line-up):

PROGRAMME NOTE:

Much of the text used here is taken from the Walt Whitman poems "Kosmos" and "Eidolons".

For me, these two poems complement each other well, in part, because of what I perceive to be shared themes between the two works. It is not necessarily the case that one can extract any significant meaning from my adaptation of these texts in Passing the Hues. For the piece itself, the words and their fragments are merely vehicles for exploration of sound, and essentially arbitrary in some cases. In addition to Whitman’s words, I have contributed a few nuggets of my own.

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