Confessions from the Blogosphere

Confessions from the Blogosphere
Composer
Karen Siegel
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Compiled by Karen Siegel from blogs by: "Misty," "Mulligan," "Kim’s Suitcase," "Style Editor," Rachel Cunliffe, and “a gay, partnered guy from South Louisiana.”
Year Composed
2006
Pages
23 (includes Obsessions from the Twittersphere)
Minutes
6
Difficulty
5 (Challenging)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Humorous; Rhythmic, with steady energy
Description

This humorous pair of works pokes fun at the online musings of Twitter users and bloggers. The quotes overlap and compete for attention, and are often fragmented to create rhythmic textures. Confessions from the Blogosphere was composed for and premiered by C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective in 2006, and can be performed on its own or with the companion piece Obsessions from the Twittersphere, composed for and premiered by C4 in 2009. Confessions from the Blogosphere was awarded first prize in the 2013 New York Virtuoso Singers Choral Composition Competition, and was a winner of the 2007 Manhattan Choral Ensemble Commissioning Competition.

https://soundcloud.com/karensiegel/confessions-from-the-blogosphere

Audio Credit
New York Virtuoso Singers, conductor Harold Rosenbaum.
Group
C4
Performances
C4 Chamber Chorus: 2007 Jan 26 (Confessions), cond. Cheah (World Premiere); C4: 2009 Nov 19 & 21 (Greatest and Latest), cond. Rentz; New York Virtuoso Singers: 2013, cond. Harold Rosenbaum; Phillip Cheah, Suzanne Schwing, Karen Siegel & Dennis Tobenski: Feb. 2013; Whateverandeveramen: 2013, cond. Brad Pierson