With Memorious’s first Art Song contest, my goal was to begin to pair up talented young composers and poets for collaborative work to be included in the journal. From the many wonderful submissions to our no-fee contest, Chicago composer Randall West selected the work of Jill McDonough, and he has been busy composing a piece for inclusion in Memorious 14, due out the first week of April, 2010. This piece will also be performed May 23rd in Chicago by the Beacon Street Players as the next production of the Chicago organization, S O N G, created by composer Eric Maimquist.
Randall West has sent me a special sneak peek snippet of the work-in-progress for me to share with you, our blog readers! Stay tuned for the full work and for details about the upcoming performance! In the meantime, take a listen:
– Rebecca Morgan Frank, Editor-in-Chief