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Instrumentation: soprano, percussion
Duration: 5 minutes
Text: Imagination, by Nick Flynn.
World Premiere: April 21, 2009, Erin Heisel (voice) and Kae Reed (percussion), NYU Composers Forum, NYC
February 17, 2010, Erin Heisel (voice) and Kae Reed (percussion), Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
May 21, 2010, Erin Heisel (voice) and Kae Reed (percussion), The Tank, NYC
One day at the local bookstore as I was looking for text to set to music, I came across the poetry of Nick Flynn, specifically the poem Imagination that moved me. It had a rhythm that immediately translated into music. After setting it to music I had the idea that this song can evolve into a bigger project. And it did indeed: a year later we premiered Proteus that included Imagination as one of the movements.