Songstressed has been performed in Athens, Middletown and New York City…
This piece considers the nature of vocality, through its almost pure derivation from several brief birdcall recordings. In parsing the birdsong harmonically, Songstressed perhaps exemplifies aspects of a spectral approach to composing. And in this case, much of the piece emerges formally by simply revealing the content.
Songstressed was realized in 2010 at the composer’s studio in New York City (NY, USA) and premiered on January 16, 2011 during the New Ideas Music Series at Pianos (on Ludlow Street) in New York City (NY, USA). Thanks to Rachel Mundy for providing the original source recordings, to Margaret Lancaster for an additional flute source sound, and to Michael Waller for programming the premiere. Songstressed was selected for performance on March 29, 2011 at the 40th Annual John Donald Robb Trust Composers’ Symposium at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, USA).
- January 16, 2011, New Ideas Music Series, Pianos, New York City (New York, USA)
January 16, 2011New York City (New York, USA)
March 28, 2014Middletown (Connecticut, USA)
September 19, 2014Athens (Greece)
April 28, 2017New York City (New York, USA)
|September 17, 2013||Elizabeth Hoffman, Songstressed (2010)||Délire actuel / CFLX 95.5 FM (Canada)|
|October 7, 2013||Elizabeth Hoffman, Songstressed (2010)||Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)|
|November 11, 2013||Elizabeth Hoffman, Songstressed (2010)||Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)|
|August 1, 2014||Elizabeth Hoffman, Songstressed (2010)||Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)|
|November 9, 2014||Elizabeth Hoffman, Songstressed (2010)||Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)|
|February 16, 2017||Elizabeth Hoffman, Songstressed (2010)||Martian Gardens #875 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)|