Connected skies: solo series challenge is a project to challenge myself to compose six new solo works of about ten mins each in length between October 2020 to May 2021, with each being digitally performed in a monthly virtual event from 2021.
New works for double bass, cello, flute with glissando head joint, accordion, percussion and mezzo soprano will be written. In addition to digital concerts, this project will include blogs, digital pre-concert talks and interactive Q&A sessions, giving us a chance to share our process in this continuing challenging and strange times.
Following the digital pre-concert presentation and digital concert of new piece for solo mezzo soprano Never to leave performed by Kameryn Lueng, please join Angela and Kameryn for a live Q&A.
To join the Q&A please sign up free via our eventbrite event
CONNECTED SKIES #6 - Thursday 3rd June at 7.30pm (UK time)
Preconcert presentation – showing collaboration process between composer Angela Elizabeth Slater and mezzo soprano Kameryn Lueng
Concert performance of new work ‘Never to leave for solo mezzo soprano performed by Kameryn Lueng
Followed by live Q&A (details emailed via Eventbrite)
We are delighted to share the result of our collaboration on Thursday 3rd June at 7.30pm (UK time)
Never to leave is the final work in the Connected skies collection of solo pieces. All the pieces are reflective of the difficult times of 2020 and 2021, drawing on a poem authored by the composer, Never to leave sets this poem that has been the unifying link between all the pieces. It is reflective of our times but also references the previous five works as though completing a song cycle.
When the sky enclosed around me
Shrinking ever smaller
I found woven half dreams
fractured in spaces inbetween
which ache and screams
I tried to shut the noise out
but it echoed right back at me
never to leave or fully be
Total length c. 10 mins