Singer, songwriter, poet, and mystic Leonard Cohen has died. He was 82. His last recording, You Want it Darker, was released on October 21st. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Selected Poems, Leonard Cohen.
Are We There Sharon Van Etten Jagjaguwar, 2014 Sharon Van Etten’s latest solo album retains elements of her previous work: the immediacy of her lyrics and her songs’ beautiful musical atmospheres. As on Tramp, one continues to hear Van Etten’s vocal range expand – by now able to encompass keening soprano lines as wellContinue reading “Sharon Van Etten – “Are We There””
The first video excerpt from last weekend’s composition recital has been posted on YouTube: Mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen and violist Zheng Yuan performing my Yeats setting “Cloths of Heaven.”