The Artist's Kintsukuroi

With music composed by Sarah Westwood and poetry by Georgie Lorimer (Georgie's text is an interpretation of the biblical "Song of Solomon"), was performed on April 14, 2019 by Après L’Histoire at Constellation (Chicago).

 

The text is narrated and sung by Jenna Lyle, with Chris Wild conducting an instrumental comprised of:

Danielle Ray, violin

Joe Bauer, bass

Conner Ray, clarinet

William George, bassoon

Morgen Low, trumpet

Sean Holly, trombone

Alex Monroe, percussion

 

This composition was commissioned by Après L’Histoire in 2018 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du soldat."

Performances:

WP: 14/04/19 ensemble Apres L’Histoire // Constellations, Chicago

Text: Book III –

The Artist’s Kintsukuroi – 2:3

Have you never settled down among the
orchard trees, striped gold with fruit and sunlight
just to wash in juices beading orb-like
from the heavy stamens of wild flowers?

These were planted trees, protected trees, cared
for by men in dungarees and polo
shirts of forest green not nature’s hollow
framework husks, stuffed raw with rot repairing.

Though I had not gone to find him there, when
he appeared through the scree, arising
like a fruit tree in the forest, frosted
with encrusting sugar, I again fell
to his warm, exotic shadow, breaking
that he might remould my embossed shell in gold.

*

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my
beloued among the sonnes. I sate downe vnder his shadow
with great delight, and his fruit was sweete to my taste.

By Georgie Vivienne Lorimer, 2014

currently 

my sound is torn to whispers electroacoustic installation as part of "Sounds from the Gardens" at the Horniman Museum, London - November 

speaking within / fragmented lines collaborating with The Interstring Project (D) for CROSSROADS International Music Festival, Salzburg Austria - November

Into the Blank Expanse of Space is now published with Tetractys Publishing - October

Interviewed on Women's Radio Station as part of "Future Classic Women Awards" nominees. With composer Angela Slater, Covent Garden - September

​Things you don’t yet know you feel for voice and string quartet, will start its tour during a residency at

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh with Patricia Auchterlonie and Illuminate String Quartet - plus a sharing performance. Commissioned by Illuminate Women's Music, with a tour across UK.  August -November