JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

QUARANTINE BITCH: OLD  from  IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

SONG FOR MEZZO-SOPRANO AND PIANO
on a poem by Christina Kelly

PUBLISHER
WQXR/New York PUblic Radio

AVAILABILITY
TBD

DESCRIPTION
“In a New York Minute” is a project commissioned in the fall of 2021 by Kara Dugan as part of her activity as a member of WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab. In this project, five female composers were commissioned to set texts created by New York City poets. The project resulted in a song cycle comprised of five one-minute pieces that aim to promote female voices while endeavoring to represent our collective experience of transitioning out of pandemic life. In addition to “Old” by Juliana Hall, “In a New York Minute” is comprised of “RSVP” by Justine F. Chen, “Emergence” by Emily Cooley, “Softly Broken” by Carrie Magin, and “Can I Hold Your Hand” by Nailah Nombeko.

TEXT
I’d been wondering
How I would look with gray hair
I have my answer

YEAR OF COMPOSITION
2021

DURATION
40 seconds

COMMISSION
Kara Dugan

DEDICATION
Kara Dugan

FIRST PERFORMANCE
November 15, 2021
Online Premiere
 
December 5, 2021
Live Premiere
 
Kara Dugan, mezzo soprano
Peter Dugan, piano

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Kara Dugan, mezzo-soprano
Peter Dugan, piano

Quarantine Bitch: Old

Kara Dugan, mezzo-soprano
Peter Dugan, piano

In A New York Minute — complete cycle of 5 short songs