Seawall

Composer
Jamie Klenetsky Fay
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1984
Text
Jamie Klenetsky Fay
Year Composed
2016
Pages
6
Minutes
3:30
Difficulty
4 (Auditioned chorus)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Solos
none
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Restrained, holding back; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

How do you mitigate rising seas? Do you build a wall? Put dunes in your yard, if you live on the shore? Do you get protection if your land isn’t valuable? Are we protecting the buildings, the history, or the people? What are our priorities? This piece is about a person confronting these issues, not drawing conclusions. It is both a meditation and a plea to take climate change seriously, and face it head-on.

https://youtu.be/YcWLal5mGXY

Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2017 March 2 & 4 (Emerging), cond. Siegel (World Premiere)