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Fallen Eve: II. It Is All
11 Nov 2009
Geoffrey Gordon's song cycle, Fallen Eve, commissioned by the Abelson Foundation, is inspired by the work of British poet laureate Ted Hughes, and sets five Hughes texts for mezzo soprano and mixed chamber ensemble. The texts are not linked in any formal or aesthetic way, other than that they all convey the same antiquitious struggle between good and evil, or perhaps more precisely, innocence and carnal experience. The ubiquitous presence of the serpent in these texts is instructive, and no accident. Here is the text for this, the second song in the cycle: It Is All _________________ It is all Happening to the sun. The fallen sun Is in the hands of water. There are gulleys gouged in cold hills By the sufferings of water And gulleys Cut in the cold fire By the worn-out water of women And the lost rivers of men. ________________________ This is a performance by Soprano Marcy Stonikas and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), from the world premiere

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