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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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PORES webjournal, Professor William Rowe,  email: w.rowe@bbk.ac.uk