This is a long-term, ongoing project of setting a series of poems by the Tasmanian poet Sarah Day for voice. The poems have been drawn from her collection Tempo, which explores the passing of time. I have been particularly drawn to the poems where prosaic, everyday objects take on a greater significance. Each song has a duration from 2’30”-4′
Text used with the permission of Puncher & Wattmann.
For voice and ensemble:
Dawn, Mower, River Fisher, New Year’s Eve, Cows at Night
First performed 13 October 2019, at Temperance Hall, Melbourne by Ensemble Goldentree.
For voice and piano:
First performed 5 September 2018, at the Sydney Conservatorium by Timothy Nunn (baritone) and Su Choung (piano).