Waterscape (score and parts)
When I first read a poem by Marianne Moore, I wanted to read all of her poems. Her use of language lets the reader see the images she describes in each poem. I was excited to set some of her words to music so that I could sing the poems. Waterscape is a set of five of Moore's poems which feature water. Reading her poems about fish inspires the same calm that one might feel at an aquarium, while the ones featuring people are fun and whimsical. I imagine these five pieces as a set of sonic paintings in the same aural gallery.
Approx. 7 min.