White Field (2018)

The women’s choir Esprit de Choeur commissioned White Field in 2018.  The five-movement cycle is a setting of selected poems from the collection Cold Moons by the Icelandic writer Magnús Sigurðsson.  The text is sung in the original Icelandic (setting 2 & 4) and in English (setting 1 & 3).  Daylilies is in both languages.  The original Icelandic was translated by Meg Matich.

White Field/Hvitur Akur (2018)

  1. Blackbirds/Svartþrestir
  2. Akuryrkja/Agriculture
  3. Through the Dark Forest/Um Myrkurskóginn
  4. Frosið tungl/Icy Moon
  5. Daylilies/Daglilian

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Funding for this commission was provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Under the direction of Valdine Anderson, Esprit de Choeur will premiere White Field in Iceland during a five-venue tour in August 2018.

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