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.
Text used with the permission of Puncher & Wattmann.
So far, two songs have been completed and performed in settings for voice and piano:
Dawn (c. 3′)
Mower (c. 3′)
First performed 5 September 2018, at the Sydney Conservatorium by Timothy Nunn (baritone) and Su Choung (piano).