percussion : vibraphone, crotales, and glockenspiel
text by Mark Strand
Duration: 7 minutes
Mark Strand's poem, "Another Place," from his book The Late Hour (1978), fascinates me because it combines simple and concise language with a complex and subtle structure. Any single line taken on its own might seem simplistic or banal. But put together, these simple building blocks create a rich narrative that somehow seems at once linear, symmetrical, and circular.
The Late Hour was written for Royaumont Voix Nouvelles.
- Royaumont Voix Nouvelles (France) members of the Nieuw Ensemble (Amsterdam) and Les Jeunes Solistes (Paris) Jean-Christophe Jacques, baritone; Frank Brakkee, viola; Jeroen de Herder, cello; Herman Halewijn, percussion; Rachid Safir, conductor (September 2002)
- BargeMusic (New York) Ryan Dohoney, baritone; Miranda Sielaff, viola; Tomoko Fujita, cello; Sam Solomon, percussion (December 2004)
- Columbia Composers (New York) Ryan Dohoney, baritone; Miranda Sielaff, viola; Joanne Lin, cello; Sam Solomon, percussion (February 2005)