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Wild Embers (2017)

for SSAA | 00:03:30

by Melissa Dunphy | text by Nikita Gill

Text by poet Nikita Gill. Commissioned by Acalanes Bella Voce, directed by Bruce Lengacher.

To the Women of Acalanes High School Bella Voce on the occasion of their performance at the 2018 CASMEC. They will all tell new stories.

In memory of Giselle "Gigi" Keppel (2000-2019).


WILD EMBERS

We are the descendants
of the wild women you forgot
We are the stories you thought
would never be taught.

They should have checked the ashes
of the women they burned alive.
Because it takes a single wild ember
to bring a whole wildfire to life.

—————
Nikita Gill (2017)
Text used with permission of the poet.

"This very simple, very clean body percussion brings a rhythmic cohesion and drive to the piece, but doesn’t add additional tonal complexity or visual distraction. "
⁠—ChoralNet

Artwork by Nikita Gill


Performances

  • 28 Mar, 2020: Women of the Choral Arts Chorus and the Choral Arts Chamber Singers at Live! at 10th & G, Washington, DC
  • 28 Mar, 2020: Women of the Choral Arts Chorus and the Choral Arts Chamber Singers at Live! at 10th & G, Washington, DC
  • 18 Dec, 2019: Church of the Ascension Choir at Church of the Ascension, Montgomery AL
  • 23 Nov, 2019: Coastal Region High School Honor Treble Choir at San Mateo Performing Arts Center, San Mateo, CA
  • 23 Nov, 2019: BVS Women’s Choir at First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn NY
  • 22 Sep, 2019: Sharmila G. Lash & Friends at Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland, CA
  • 08 Jun, 2019: VOX Femina at Zipper Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • 30 Mar, 2019: Choir Matrix Women’s Ensemble at Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, CT
  • 04 Nov, 2018: Choir Matrix Women’s Ensemble at Fine Arts Instructional Center, Eastern Connecticut State University, CT
  • 30 Jun, 2018: North Carolina Governor’s School West Chorus at Salem College, NC
  • 24 Mar, 2018: Tonality at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10 Mar, 2018: Acalanes Bella Voce at Golden State Choral Competition, CA
  • 15 Feb, 2018: Acalanes Bella Voce at St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica, San Jose, CA (CASMEC)