À la fin du rêve (2019)
À la fin du rêve: Duet for Soprano & Music Box
Commissioned by: Tara Sievers & Jocelyn Zelasko
À la fin du rêve is a vocalise for coloratura soprano and hand-cranked music box. This four-minute piece was written on April 15, 2019 as Paris fought to extinguish the devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Featuring an eight-foot long, hand-cut music box scroll, the piece calls to mind songs sung by Parisians at vigils that night, live-streamed via Twitter. To be premiered at Scattered Ecstasies Festival in Windsor, Ontario in September 2019.