Date(s) - 01/31/2014
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
In contrast, American composer Eric Nathan’s (b. 1983) setting of poetry by Walt Whitman and the composer himself celebrates birds and the outdoors with amazement. Nathan uses extreme ranges, an avoidance of tonal harmonies, and extended techniques for both performers, including Sprechstimme and sounds directly imitating wind or rustling leaves, to capture the exhilaration elicited by nature. Wing Over Wing (2009, rev. 2013) was dedicated to and premiered by the presenters.