Evan L. Snyder
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An incantation pulls music off the pages of this grimoire, turned song cycle. Tiffany’s Spellbook ushers its audience through a smorgasbord of everyday magicks, each one meant to solve a problem, large or small, of life in the 21st century.
This text and music for this song cycle for bass-baritone, clarinet, and piano were written as a collaboration with poet Peter Faziani. When asked to describe the cycle, he said the following: “Dynamic Roads reflects the influence home has on the development of maturity and memory in a young boy leaving home for the first time, a map at his side. The poems in this cycle map out five different stages of life between the speaker’s confused transition to adulthood and the eventual recollection of those experiences in midlife. As the young man journeys and grows older, his path changes before him, but his map stays always the same.” This work was commissioned by Joseph Baunoch and premiered March 2019, performed by himself, Rosemary Englestad, and Sun Min Kim. (approx. 15)
Inspired by the early chapters of Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, this monologue depicts the young Dantes alone in his cell in the Chateau D’If, contending with his undeserved confinement. The work was commissioned by John Riesen for his album, What you call a dream. For tenor and piano. (approx. 7 minutes)
theme song for dan carty
This “theme song” is a musical narrative, that creates a fictionalized version of a personal friend (whose name, incidentally, is Dan Carty). The piece attempts to capture some of Dan’s energetic and idealistic character, while also moving through a narrative that explores love, loss, and hope for the future. Premiered as part of the 2018 Fresh Inc Festival. Winner of the 2018 Detroit Revival Project and featured at 2019 Red Note Festival by the Fifth House Ensemble. (approx. 7 minutes)