songs of sleep and dreams (2013)



Soprano, Trumpet, Percussion

Commissioned by: Brian Chin and the Universal Language Project

Premiere: March 2014, Chapel Performance Space, Cherie Hughes, soprano, Brian Chin, trumpet, Ben Thomas, percussion


PURCHASE SCORE (pending publication)


Commissioned by trumpeter Brian Chin, these songs are based on sensual poetry of sleeping and dreaming written by Fernando Pessoa. They are set in the original Portuguese. I used to sleepwalk as a young child, and I imagine now that if I had been able to describe those nights, these poems would be the words.