Conversations with Strangers

Composer
Natalie Dietterich
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1992
Text
From strangers Natalie had met
Year Composed
2014
Pages
17
Minutes
7
Language
English
Voicing
9 part mixed chorus
Solos
6 Sop solo, 2 tenor solo, 2 alto solo
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Restrained, holding back; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Rhythmic, with steady energy
Description

This text was assembled from fragments of conversations I had with people whom I had never previously met. I was moved by the deeply personal things people were willing to share, despite our lack of a direct relationship toward one another. I have chosen phrases that follow three particular strangers I have met, and their hardship, representing the struggles of many that go unconsidered as we pass by and continue with our lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50U4oY1bw1E

Audio Credit
Umberto Belfiore, video and recording
Group
C3LA
Performances
C3LA: May 2018 (Conversations with Strangers); C4: 2019 Nov 14 & 16 (Connections), cond. Brown