Through the Eye(s)

 

Multiple authors/composers (see below)

An extractable cycle of nine pieces for speaking and singing percussionist

written for and developed in collaboration with percussionist Bonnie Whiting

2019-20

Premiere 1/27/2021, Meany Hall for the Performing Arts mainstage, University of Washington

This set of pieces is the artistic output of a collaborative music class/project held at Indiana Women's Prison in Fall 2019. All of the texts were written in response to a common, collectively determined theme: "calm and storm." 

1. Calm and Storm (2’)

Text by Whittney (CoCo) Bales-Malone

Music by Eliza Brown

 

2. Nightly Storm (4’30”)

Music and text by Ashley Strong

 

3. Lost in the Fog (3’30”)

Text by Marjorie Woods

Music by Eliza Brown

 

4. My Tunnel (3-5’)

Graphic score and text by Ingrid Swinford

 

5. Violent Passion (2’15”)

Music and text by Char’Dae Avery

 

6. Fortitude (2’15”)

Music and text by LaDawn Johnson

 

7. Who’s That? (4’)

Improvisatory score and text by Dawnetta Taylor (Shelton)

 

8. HER (3’30”)

Music and lyrics by Lara Campbell

 

9. Emergence (1’)

Music and text by Amaris Rose Bunyard and Joyce (Potter) Hawkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2020, Eliza Brown