Raphael Fusco (b. 1984)
Unsolicited Advice: Four Rules of Your Pal, Ward (2010)
Poems of Ryan Vine
Fusco's setting of Vine's "Ward's Rules" explores the therapeutic powers of laughter and advice whether it is solicited or not.
Andre Bregegere (b. 1975)
Poems of Yerra Sugarman
This piece explores the vivid imagery of Sugarman's poem and her vision of "Sanctuary" as a repository for the past, embarking the listener on a musical journey through the intricate landscape of our collective memory.
Laura Koplewitz (b. 1966)
The Wondering Wayside (2010)
Poems of Joanna Fuhrman, David Shapiro, Yerra Sugarman & Ryan Vine
In "The Wondering Wayside," a traveler asks questions of gods and angels, on a journey from desert, to mountains, temple, and across waves, in an impressionistic exploration of a 2lst century pilgrim's progress.
Alex Shapiro (b. 1962)
Unabashedly More (2010)
Poems of Rob Buchert
Each expressive note in Shapiro's "Unabashedly More" creates a sanctuary for the listener; a safe place in which to experience an emotional journey from lyrically pensive to explosively joyous.
Mohammed Fairouz (b. 1985)
Poems of David Shapiro
Acclaimed composer for the voice Mohammed Fairouz's latest cycle chronicles the last days and demise of Socrates "the greatest man who ever lived".
All works commissioned for the Sanctuary Project by Lunatics at Large, 2010.