three gold roses by rebecca bruton

three gold roses (2017) by Rebecca Bruton
[world premiere; written for the Array Ensemble with support from the Canada Council for the Arts]

Stephen Clarke – piano
Colleen Cook – clarinet
Sheila Jaffé – violin / voice
Lydia Munchinsky – cello / voice
David Schotzko – vibraphone

You’re driving along in the prairies. You’re driving for a long time. You keep on driving. You’re still driving in the prairies. It’s all grass. It’s beautiful and you love it. You keep on going. You might be daydreaming to yourself. Occasionally you notice a bird, or some cows. You’re still in the prairies. Then, you’re in the mountains. The mountains are astonishing. They’re also not a consequence of the prairies, and you don’t seek the meaningfulness of the change. It is nonetheless astonishing.
three gold roses is a long, meandering song. – Rebecca Bruton, 2018

Rebecca Bruton (MFA) is a Western Canadian composer, song-maker and vocalist. Her compositions have been performed by Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal, CA), Momenta Quartet (New York City), Quasar quatuor de saxophones (Montréal, CA), Continuum Ensemble (Toronto, CA), and by her own ensembles. As one half of the vocal performance duo Moss Moss Not Moss (with Canadian-Icelandic poet angela rawlings), Rebecca has also presented original work at Tectonics Festival Glasgow. With Australian sound artist Alexandra Spence, she co-founded Tidal ~ Signal, a Vancouver-based festival dedicated to women and trans-identifying artists working in experimental music. Rebecca lives and works in Banff, Alberta.

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