Isolation

Isolation
Composer
Karen Siegel
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Karen Siegel
Year Composed
2020
Minutes
17
Difficulty
5 (Challenging)
Language
English
Voicing
Double chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
alto, tenor
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

This setting of an original poem reflects on the struggles and silver linings of the first year of the COVID-19 pendemic, focusing on love, connection, solace and song. It involves aleaotoric textures, as it was originally commissioned for live remote performanc and incorporated internet latency as part of the asynchronous aesthetic. There are separate versions for in-person (double choir) and remote performance (SATB choir and SATB quartet).

https://youtu.be/8q6NoWZUYrU?t=10

Audio Credit
Northern Illinois Univeristy Concert Choir, conductor Eric Johnson
Group
C4
Performances
Northern Illinois University Concert Choir: 2021 Feb. 21, cond. Eric Johnson (version for in-person performance); C4 & Inversion: 2021 May 27 (C4 Remote Livestream #8: Our Voices), cond. Joshua Chai