Paul Alan Barker, Composer

Songs Between Words
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Songs Between Words aka Antes del Principio

a cappella wordless opera

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for any number of singers and actors, a cappella;

Recorded on CD;

Review

Before The Beginning (aka Antes del Principio) was drawn from a selection of 24 songs for a cappella voices, without text published as Songs Between Words.

World Premiere:

Festival del Centro Historico, Colegio San Idelfonso,

Mexico City, Mexico, November 2003.

Commissioned by the Festival.

 

Performed by

Lourdes Ambriz, Maria Huesca, Benjamin Navarro & Bruno Bicir;

Directed by the composer.

 

Released on CD ENTRE PALABRAS on Quindecim QP134,

along with a recording of the fifth production of his opera, The Pillow Song.

Further performances by:

Frances Lynch: UK, Europe & Mexico, e.g. Wednesday, October, 15, 2003;

She - Naturally Dangerous, Gable End Theatre, Ho, Orkney, Carmarthenshire October 2007;

Belfast Sonorities Festival, N.Ireland July 2005;

Festival Cervantino, Mexico in October 2004;

COMA Festival, Contemporary Music Summer School (UK), July 2004 & 5;

Beatriz Elena Martinez; Colombia: VIII Festival Internacional De Musica. Contemporanea De Bogota, 2003;

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