by Lisa Bielawa
with Kaufman Music Center in New York City as Lead Partner
"Begun on April 9, 2020, Broadcast from Home is a large-scale work open to contributions from people around the world."
CHAPTER 8: ”Who Knows?”
MAY 28, 2020 TEXT / CREDITS
"All of this week's testimonies are from teenagers, who are trying to look towards a future that is constantly shifting. Uncertainty is uncomfortable!"
CHAPTER 9: ”Hear me, hear me, hear me”
JUNE 4, 2020 TEXT / CREDITS
"At its core is a testimony from an Anonymous 15-year-old in Brooklyn, who writes, ''Justice,' for too long, has been a faint hum… Hear me, hear me, hear me.'"
CHAPTER 15: ”After-lives”
JULY 16, 2020 TEXT / CREDITS
"We are seeing our former lives through a new lens now, as we begin this new phase. This Chapter is dedicated, with love and gratitude, to the hundreds of you who participated in this collaboration."
"The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir is a select vocal ensemble of 18 to 24 of New York’s finest professional singers. ...this choir presents several concerts each season, of repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony through contemporary American."
"STORM derives Latin text from Vulgate Psalm 103 about fire, flood and a great storm. Translated and set to music by Kitty Brazelton in 2012, after Hurricane Sandy flooded New York City, the piece won an Ossietzky KompositionPreis from the University of Oldenburg, Germany. In 2020, the overflow of anger, plague, fire, storm and flood brought the words and music renewed resonance, and Brazelton adapted it for the COVID Choirs Project, all the singers recording from home in quarantine. From homes all over the world."
Eve Beglarian, Karen Kandel, Mallory Catlett
To be staged at Mabou Mines, 2022
A staged song cycle of twelve interlocked songs that trace women’s experiences in Vicksburg Mississippi during four different eras: the Civil War 1860s, the Jim Crow/Great Migration 1910s, the Civil Rights 1960s, and the current decade.
I'll be playing Emilie Riley McKinley and have been involved in the development of her song, derived from her diary, these past few months.
What would have been September of 2020, then this week, the PSU residency was postponed again.
World Premiere slated for the fall!