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i wana cry with u (2014)


i wana cry with u (2014)

written for
Cor Flammae
with text by
Steve Roggenbuck

i wana cry with u
but we cant
because if we were together we
wouldn't be sad 

 

Initially, I interpreted the poem through the lens of queer love. While that worked well enough, it soon became clear that the scope of this poem's meaning couldn't be limited by one narrative. I opted for a format that allows each singer to discover their own interpretation as part of singing the piece.

Songs of Ray (2010)

Songs of Ray (2010)

It's Cold in here 

In the cliff-light

for SATB Chamber Choir

 

text: Ray Hsu

 

This set of two songs, uses texts by Vancouver poet, Ray Hsu.  Commissioned by Charissa Bagan and Jake Funk for The UBC Chamber Choir.

 

Premiered by the UBC Chamber Choir Spring Concert, 2010.