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

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PROGRAM NOTES
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.