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PORES - A Journal of Poetics Research

Shadow Song

- Francisco Coll Garcia & William Rowe


Music by Francisco Coll Garcia

Text by William Rowe


Katy Crompton soprano

Cairan Ryan baritone

Catherine Porter harp

Jose Sosa double bass

Richard Baker conductor


This piece comes out of an exchange of ideas and enthusiasms about visual arts, literature and music. The initial seeding was an installation in Trafalgar Square, which led to a poem responding to the damage done to the common space of the city by code. Francisco began to write music to the first lines and after that the poem morphed into its current, more lyrical, form, though still concerned with injustice, with what is permitted to be visible and what not.

William Rowe



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