With the Shapes

With the Shapes is a sort of compound piece made up of two entirely different settings of the same text by Michael McClure – Song (I work with the Shape).The first setting, for female voice (alto) and piano treats the poem with mystery and ambiguity. The second setting, for male voice (bass/baritone) and guitar, is a bit brighter and more energetic.

Premiered 12-6-17

Mvt I

Malvika Sriram – Voice

David Dryfoos – Piano

Mvt II

Kevin Iwai – Voice

Scott Nelson – Guitar