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Fallen Eve: IV Theology
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 fourth song in the cycle: Theology _________________ No, the serpent did not Seduce Eve to the Apple. All thats simply Corruption of the facts. Adam ate the apple. Eve ate Adam. The serpent ate Eve. This is the dark intestine. The serpent, meanwhile, Sleeps his meal off in Paradise -- Smiling to hear Gods querulous calling. ________________________ This is a performance by Soprano Marcy Stonikas and the International Contemporary

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