Instrumental Works

Instrumental Works

Aire - Flute solo, 2019, performed by Rachel Susser

Llegando (audio) - String quartet, 2019,

reading of work recorded @ Vassar College

Llegando - video of read-thru

AireX3 - Aire: mirrored on separate tracks with filters and effects applied, 2019

Fixed media works

Home - field recordings and electronics, 2019

Gotta Gotta - field recordings and electronics, 2019. 

Vocal works

Dreams


Langston Hughes - 1902-1967

Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

This piece is part of a collection of short songs for unaccompanied voice, written during the quarantine period of COVID-19. What began as singing one new work for one composer grew very quickly into an ongoing commissioning effort, which is already expanding into multiple volumes. This album is the third volume. Find the full album here: stephanielamprea.bandcamp.com/album/unac…e-volume-3

 - from the performer, Stephanie Lamprea

Text by Pablo Neruda:

 

Piedad para estos siglos y sus sobreviventes

alegres o maltrechos, lo que no hicimos

fue por culpa de nadie, falto acero;

lo gastamos en tanta inutil destruccion,

no importa en el balance nada de esto:

los anos padecieron de pustulas y guerras, 

anos desfallecientes cuando temblo la esperanza

en el fondo de las botellas enemigas.

 

Translation: 

Pity on these centuries and their happy

or battered survivors, what we did not do

was the fault of no one, steel was missing;

we exhausted it on su much destruction, 

but none of this matters in the balance;

the years suffered from oozing sores and wars,

years grown weak when hope trembled

at the bottom of the enemy's bottles.

Fire and Ice  - Soprano, viola and cello, poem by Robert Frost, 2019

Text by Robert Frost:

 

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

I Forgive - Alto, clave, cello, text by Paolo Coehlo from The Aleph, 2019

From Paulo Coehlo's 'Prayer of Forgiveess', The Alelph
 

The tears I shed, I forgive.
The suffering and disappointments, I forgive.
The betrayals and lies, I forgive.
The slandering and scheming, I forgive.
The hatred and persecution, I forgive.
The punches that were given, I forgive.
The shattered dreams, I forgive.
The dead hopes, I forgive.
The disaffection and jealousy, I forgive.
The indifference and ill will, I forgive.
The injustice in the name of justice, I forgive.
The anger and mistreatment, I forgive.
The neglect and oblivion, I forgive.
The world with all its evil, I forgive.

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