Dreams Go Through Me (2009)
soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, and piano
Text: Emily Brönte, Megan Buness, Lord Byron
Duration:  12 minutes

Commissioned by The Playground Ensemble through a gift by an anonymous donor

Recordings:

The Playground Ensemble CD
Dreams Go Through Me
The Playground Ensemble, 2011
Downloadable version available at CDbaby.com

 

 

 

Premiere:

Other performances:
The Playground Ensemble, with guest pianist, Hsing-ay Hsu, April 14, 2010, Pendulum Music Series, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

The Playground Ensemble, with guest pianist, Hsing-ay Hsu, May 13, 2010, University of Denver, Denver, CO

The Playground Ensemble, March 15, 2011, Regis University Guest Artist Series, Denver, CO


Texts
I. Like Wine Through Water
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. (Emily Brönte)

II. Rabbit's Escape
"All the rabbits escaped! They were in the front yard, but now they're gone. Grandmother! Help me find them!" So I looked behind the tool shed and around the corner. I saw this huge pink cartoon bunny coming closer and closer until it ate me. And there I was in darkness... so this must be what death is like...
(adapted from an actual dream of Megan Buness)

III. Sleep Hath Its Own World
Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world, A boundary between the things misnamed Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world, And a wide realm of wild reality, And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy; They leave a weight upon our waking thoughts.
(excerpt from Lord Byron's The Dream)

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