Finally this year, we are opening our calendars and looking outward to recording our beautiful choirs for “Harbored”!
Last winter, I ended up making another piece of my own called “Animal Wisdom” at the Bushwick Starr, which was a continuation of my fascination of “American” sounds in classical contexts. It was a beast– a Requiem mass within a Requiem mass, and I needed a diverse choir to expel it. Luckily, because of “Harbored”– I have had the incredible fortune of meeting both the Trinity choir and the Wednesday Sings choir, and we had already begun what I hope now is a life-long musical-family-affair. What a brilliant thing, to be able to reach out and see these beautiful and gifted people once more! I got to spend every night with my “Harbored choir” for our 10 week run of “Animal Wisdom”, and certainly the ghost of beloved Walt Whitman was there, even tho the show was radically different.
In “Harbored” news, I have finally landed on an opportunity / window of time/ appropriate studio to record this choir in the latter half of this year! Tho “Harbored” does not QUITE feature an entire album’s worth of music, I am eager to record it alongside some of my other literary adaptation work. If all goes according to plan, we should have a release around Christmas!
It is one of my greatest joys in this life to see how the music from a project lives on in separate contexts, how the spirit of a show can slip inside its melodies and stay whole, tho now portable. I cannot wait to share the room with my “Harbored” choir again, and absolutely cannot wait to share the fruits of our recording with you.