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What We Owe
I came across this comic on the internet and immediately reached out to ask if I might set the words for a choir. Madeleine so quickly and graciously allowed me to use her words for this piece.
I was acutely aware of climate change as a young person. My middle school science teacher Mrs. Eubanks consistently reminded our class that “we’re all connected, so we’re all affected.” As I grew up in Florida, I realized just how real and present climate change was, and how much of my community is constantly at risk. According to NOAA, in 2021 (as of October 8), there have been 18 weather/climate disaster events. I hope this music does nothing if not provide some relief or catharsis for those bravely fighting against climate injustices.
Premiered on April 30, 2022 by the St. Olaf Manitou Singers, directed by Dr. Therees Hibbard
Prequel to Truth
I've know Jean Buehler for 4 years, and for the entirety of our friendship, I've wanted to set her poetry to music. I was finally able to do so for my senior recital, and it was by far the work I was most excited about. Her words lent themselves so perfectly to my musical styles and intuitions. I felt so at home and it simply flowed out of me as I read her work. I'm so proud to share this piece with you, and I hope you enjoy it!
Premiered on April 19th, 2022.
Performed September 8, 2023.
Dirty Phone Call - A Short Radio Opera
A short radio opera about phone sex, Lutheranism, and mediocre men. Written for Melancholic's Anonymous' shorts festival "Cycles."
Lyrics by Thomas Bryant.
Randy - Eli Aronson.
Sophie - Emily Hensley.
Piano - Erik Hoeting.
COVID Meditations - for Zoom Choir
I hoped that with this piece, Spiritus Novus, a choir for composers on St. Olaf's Campus, could feel as though they were singing together. When writing, I worried that Zoom complications and lag would cause the piece to fail outright. However, in their vulnerability and willingness to make music together, this choir really created something far beyond anything I could have ever asked for.
Written for Spiritus Novus.