Blue of the Distance

Blue of the Distance

Blue of the Distance
for two sopranos and piano
Commissioned by Women on the Verge
(Elizabeth Mcdonald and Emily Martin, sopranos; Kathryn Tremills, piano)

Women on the Verge is a trio of women dedicated to exploring and performing vocal works that tell the stories of women’s lives both past and present. In order to reflect the current historical and political climate of Canada, the US, and the world, Women on the Verge is committed to commissioning music that reflects the issues of celebration and condemnation, motherhood and loss, marriage and betrayal, breakdowns and breakups that women face in the 21st Century.

This work will receive its world premiere in Toronto Canada in 2018, and will subsequently be performed across the USA (Lubbock, Texas; Missoula, MT; Lewisburg, PA), and Paris France.

I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.