Polish composer and vocalist Agata Zubel (OM 16) created Cascando especially for the Seattle Chamber Players. The piece is based on a text of Samuel Beckett, which is reflected in the music from many angles: as a poem, structure, words, sounds, letters, ambiance, and impression. Having written the piece for her own voice, Zubel instructs the soprano to produce unusual sounds covering a huge range with all possible nuances of vocalizing, Sprech-gesang, whispering, and other sound expressions.
Details: Black ink on color paper, 16.5" x 12" in.; unframed