Sirens (for two sopranos, mezzo-soprano and pre-recorded track)

Sirens (for two sopranos, mezzo-soprano and pre-recorded track); text adapted from James Russell Lowell

(Duration – 32 minutes)

Commissioned by Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, July 2017.

Sirens was written for an unusual project – a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Heidi Duckler Dance theatre, LA Opera, the Los Angeles Marine Institute and AltaSea. Written for a site-specific performance on tall ships in San Pedro harbor, the cycle features singers over an electronic track incorporating samples of birds and whales to evoke a haunting marine soundscape.