Trapped (2018)

 
for mezzo-soprano and piano
Text by Sharena Lee Satti
Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano and piano
 

Composed for the Leeds Lieder Festival 2018. 

First performed by Rosalie Warner (mezzo-soprano) and Jingle Gawley (piano). 

21 April 2018, Leeds College of Music.

After conversations with those suffering from homelessness, Trapped reflects a sense of being stuck in the endless cycle of living on the streets without a home, illustrating the juxtaposition between the freedom from previous situations with the feelings of isolation and loneliness. The mezzo- soprano is repeatedly covered by the piano, hidden within a blur of sound, which dissolves into nothing. 

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© 2017 by CLARE ELTON

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