completed May 2016.
the full cycle premiered on April 8, 2017 in New York, New York.
peruse the score here.
Song cycle for Dramatic or Lyric Tenor and Piano. Based on poems I wrote throughout 2015- which was the year I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
I believe that sometimes it is necessary for us as artists to be raw with our emotion, even in classical music. Multiple songs contain explicit language. One song is blatantly about sex. The seventh song in the cycle, A Date With Molly, had its lyrics composed while I was still coming down from my first time ever trying ecstasy/molly/MDMA.
Songs featured in the playlist/excerpt below:
I. Trigger Warning
IV. The Hunt
VIII. As The Leaves Fall Down