The Lost Country of Sight

The Lost Country of Sight (for soprano, cello, piano, and percussion); on text by Neil Aitken

(Duration – 12 minutes)


Winner of the Boston International Contempo Festival Director’s Choice award, Five Colleges New Music Festival Competition, and ASCAP Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition.


The Lost Country of Sight is a setting of four poems by Neil Aitken in tribute to his father. They portray the cyclical nature of life and relationships, serving as something of a farewell, a look at the exile of the body to the earth, the spirit to the cosmos, a father to the grave.

Farah Kidwai, soprano; Stella Cho, cello; Nicolas Gerpe, piano; Lindsey Suta, percussion

I. Kite Flying

II. Halfway

III. Credo – IV. I Dream My Father on the Shore