Great News! Paola Pristini has agreed to write “18 Apparitions” for the “Our Lady” project.
18 Apparitions is a work for Ryland Angel by Paola Pristine to words by Royce Vavrek that uses the nineteenth century apparitions of The Virgin Mary to a young girl in Lourdes, France as inspiration to tell a story of contemporary Mexican-American border crossing.
Enjoyed and shared a cream cheese toasted bagel on UES with composer Kamala Sankaram at lunch. We talked about Calls to Water, The Sea…linking up ideas to Philip Blackburns work with Conch shells – cooking up a theme!
Composer Phil Kline, who wrote Tesla and Alma for the Marian project has now signed up for ‘The Call’ project! Yippee! Looking forward to his writing style incorporating vox and electronic drones and guitars.
In Austin this week singing a wonderful program of Bach and Schutz with Ensemble VIII. It was wonderful to spend time with Miguel Ravago at Fonda San Miguel last eve! Amazing food! Kitchen Opera will be writing a song featuring Miguel and the making of ‘Mole Poblano‘.