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The Crossing Chronicles, Vol. 4: Fowler and McLoskey on setting Levine
Seeded by crossingchoir on 8 Jan 2011
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Author: TheCrossingChoir
Conductor Donald Nally chats long-distance with Levine Project composers Paul Fowler (speaking from Boulder) and Lansing McLoskey (from Miami). They talk about the joys and challenges of setting Philip Levine's poetry, and give us a look into how composers develop a musical language inspired by a given poet's words. McLoskey speaks specifically about the development of his work "The Memory of Rain" for choir and organ - based on Levine's four-poem cycle "Clouds" - that will receive its world premiere July 9. Fowler discusses his new work "Breath" for unaccompanied choir - based on Levine's poem of the same name - that will premiere on July 17.
Conductor: Donald Nally
Ensemble: The Crossing