Here I Am

Here I Am
Composer
Karen Siegel
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Karen Siegel
Year Composed
2020
Pages
9
Minutes
3:30
Difficulty
2 (High school)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
No
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Relaxed, dreamy, introspective; Caring, warm
Description

Created for online live stream performance or video conference during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, "Here I Am" embraces the inherent latency of online video conference platforms. Most of the work is in aleatoric format, where singers are asynchronously singing specific phrases in repetition. It is a gift to the choral community, and is available for download at no charge. When performed in-person, it offers an opportunity for reflection on our experience of pandemic isolation and the importance of connection with others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM_XkaRLipE&t=121s

Audio Credit
C4 cond. Siegel
Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2020 April 23 (C4 Remote Livestream #1: Here We Are), cond. Siegel (World Premiere); Cantate Carlisle: 2020 December 12, cond. Michelle DiBona Trefren; Shattuck-St. Mary's Chamber Choir: 2021 February 12, cond. Peter Schleif