I recently had the opportunity to premiere an art song at the 2020 Vancouver SongSLAM. After rewriting the text and music several times, I had a complete song for the exquisite emerging soprano Saxony Eccleston to showcase her ability to sing anything from contemporary classical to baroque-inspired ornaments.
Please enjoy, and do anticipate something completely different in the coming weeks.
Premiered November 28, 2020 at Vancouver SongSLAM
sometimes it's too easy to turn the clock away
'til lavender haze,
spinning, sinking where nodes of stockings tangle my feet, strays,
and in the hard part of the night tastes ashen
and so fumes from cinders upon trays,
lost passion, grief, my yesterdays