“For Orpheus”

A choral piece by composer William Brooks, commissioned by The Crossing as a part of “Jeff Quartets”, a concert in memory of Jeff Dinsmore. Original poem by Pierre Joris, also commissioned by The Crossing. Here is the poem: Jeff Dinsmore Acrostic Elegy Like Orpheus, for you, Jeff, we finger the strings of life to play in sorrow and dEep choral dismay a plaint of life and death our co-Founders two … Read more “For Orpheus”

The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

The Gulf (between you and me), a major project that has taken years of planning, brought together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love. Luxembourg-American poet … Read more The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

Gene Coleman’s “Water Of The Last Moment” & PJ’s “Dis/Aster”

Composer Gene Coleman just posted the first 10 minutes of his composition “Water Of The Last Moment” which constituted the opening section of “The Gulf (between you and me)” commissioned by The Crossing and for which I wrote the texts.  Gene added the following note: This is the first 10′ from this work for 24 voices, Sho and Live Electronics. It was commissioned by The Crossing for their project … Read more Gene Coleman’s “Water Of The Last Moment” & PJ’s “Dis/Aster”

Final “Month of the Moderns” Gulf Concert

Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 4pm Month of Moderns III Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Gabriel Jackson: Rigwreck Santa Ratniece: Saline John Cage: Four 2 Buy Tickets Read the Program Notes After his visit during MoM 2011, the singers of The Crossing were so enamored of British composer Gabriel Jackson that we set about engaging this internationally-recognized composer for a very special event. Gabriel will compose the third and final installment of Pierre … Read more Final “Month of the Moderns” Gulf Concert

Today in Philly!

 5th Annual MoM – The Gulf(between you & me)MoM I • MoM II • MoM III Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 4pm Month of Moderns II The IceBox at Crane Arts Center Visit our IceBox/Kensington/Northern Liberties/Neighborhood page Chris Jonas: The Gulf (world premiere) Santa Ratniece:  Horo Horo Hata Hata  (2008) Justé Janulyté: aquarelle  (Watercolor, 2007) Read the Program Notes The Gulf (between you and me) continues with the musical world of Santa Fe composer Chris Jonas in a work that offers … Read more Today in Philly!