To Burst To Bloom

“To Burst To Bloom” is a collection of 6 songs setting the poems on inner alchemy of the 12th Century Chinese Taoist Immortal, Sun Bu'er. Commissioned by Vajra Voices (directed by Karen R. Clark), these songs explore the fluid interplay of abstract vocal utterances with language and meaning, inhabiting the porous space between composition and improvisation. The complete set of songs will be premiered at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on January 18, 2019. Video: performance at the Presidio Officer's Club San Francisco, May 12, 2017.