A song cycle in progress with seven selections so far, created in collaboration with poet/soprano Emma Stace Darling.
voice and piano / 24 min.
I began composing music to the poetry of Emma Stace Darling soon after I met her online and began reading her work, back in 2012. When Emma – also a professional soprano as well as a successful painter and chocolatier – came to New York from her home in Italy to begin working with me toward performances, I resumed writing songs for her. Together we performed the songs in four informal venues in New York in the spring of 2016. We plan to create more titles and a theatrical presentation, potentially expanding the accompaniment beyond piano.