For soloist and flexible ensemble of vocalists with handheld percussion (2018)



Performed by Associate Artists at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, July 2018


11 min.


vocal soloists and vocal ensemble with handheld percussion


Jessica Rudman : Foundling

Program Notes

Foundling started as an experiment in which I list all of the things I normally do in a piece of music and then purposefully avoided them. The work is written for a speaking, and singing soloist accompanied by a flexible ensemble of musicians who vocalize and play small percussion instruments. The text is a found poem in the sense that I selected 1-3 words from a variety of poems and then alphabetized them to create the text. The music is an exploration of vocal and percussive color inspired by the sound and meaning of the words. The titleFoundlingis both one of the words in the text and a reflection of the process I undertook in creating work.


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