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  • My Grave (2012) based on the poetry of Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    piano, field recording + processing

    MY GRAVE
    By Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

    If, when I die, I must be buried, let
    No cemetery engulph me — no lone grot,
    Where the great palpitating world comes not,
    Save when, with heart bowed down and eyelids wet,
    It pays its last sad melancholy debt
    To some outjourneying pilgrim. May my lot
    Be rather to lie in some much-used spot,
    Where human life, with all its noise and fret,
    Throbs on about me. Let the roll of wheels,
    With all earth’s sounds of pleasure, commerce, love,
    And rush of hurrying feet surge o’er my head.
    Even in my grave I shall be one who feels
    Close kinship with the pulsing world above;
    And too deep silence would distress me, dead.

     

  • Heir’s Landscape (2012) fixed media

    flute, viola, guitar, field recording + processing

  • Crab Canon (2011) piano + processing

    A solo piano track processed to accompany itself in reverse.

     

  • Improvisations at Zion San Francisco

    A collection of improvisations recorded at Zion Lutheran Church in San Francisco.

    Collaborators include:

    Danny Clay, piano – dclaymusic.com
    Joseph M. Colombo, guitar + piano – http://josephmcolombo.com/
    Luis Escareño, viola – http://www.luisescareno.com/
    Robert Hansen, violin
    Matthias McIntire, violin + viola – http://matthiasmcintire.com/

  • A Crazed Girl (2011) William Butler Yeats Poetry

    Program Note:
    “A Crazed Girl” is a setting of the similarly titled poem by William Butler Yeats. The tragic poem is a literal telling of Yeats’ relationship with the mentally unstable Margot Ruddock. Her infatuation with Yeats is analogous to that of the sea. Yet at once impassioned, both impartially move forward without her.

    That crazed girl improvising her music.
    Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,

    Her soul in division from itself
    Climbing, falling She knew not where,
    Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
    Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
    A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
    Heroically lost, heroically found.

    No matter what disaster occurred
    She stood in desperate music wound,
    Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph
    Where the bales and the baskets lay
    No common intelligible sound
    But sang, ‘O sea-starved, hungry sea.’

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    Premiere recording of  Elizabeth Kimble, soprano; Kevin Korth, piano
    San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    April 22, 2011

    Amy Foote, soprano; Stepan Rudenko, piano
    Zion Lutheran Church San Francisco
    May 14, 2011

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