for mezzo-soprano and piano
Text by Sharena Lee Satti
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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