ABOUT THE PROJECT
Dream is a triptych of songs all inspired by fantasy.
Author and dancer Lou Poletti’s draconic pub ballad ‘De Kio Yami’, has been sitting on my desk to set to music for five years – it a joy to finally bring her dragon bard, Altia, to life.
Charlotte Mew’s ‘I So Liked the Spring’ reflects on the whimsy, heartache and nostalgia of love now lost, as well as the ability to carry on ‘as the thrushes do…’
Finally Dream’s Epilogue began life as an exercise to banish ‘composer’s block’. An old habit was to grab my complete works of Shakespeare and pick random text to set. Maybe Shakespeare mocks me here in his epilogue to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘and this weak and idle theme’. Perhaps it’s only fitting this song is one I chose to sing myself.
So this is my musical offering; to characters seeking life, to spurned lovers needing solace, to struggling creators wanting a break, ultimately to dreams.
- De Kio Yami
- I So Liked the Spring
- Dream’s Epilogue
|Classical Guitar||Josinaldo Costa|
|Sound Engineer||Jayson McBride|
|Album Art||Luke Moseley|