Resonant Bodies

I enjoyed Zachary Woolfe’s review of the Resonant Bodies Festival in Friday’s New York Times. It featuring an amazing trio of new music sopranos–Tony Arnold, Lucy Shelton, and Dawn Upshaw–in performances of works by a grand selection of contemporary composers, including my former teacher, David Liptak.  I especially enjoyed Woolfe’s description of Tony Arnold:

“Her eyes wide and piercing, Tony Arnold is a master of bleakness, with a powdery white voice that rises to uncannily pure floated high notes. She always leaves the impression of singing, alone, in the middle of a vast, empty landscape of ice.”

I couldn’t agree more!  It was such a pleasure to write for Tony at last summer’s SoundSCAPE Festival in Italy.  Watch her thrilling premiere of my Sandburg Songs here.