Blue House

Blue House
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  • AvP Number : 192
  • Composer : Leslie Uyeda
  • Canadian : Yes
  • Instrumentation : tenor, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, marimba and piano
  • Format : score and six parts
  • Difficulty : intermediate
  • Duration : 5:00
  • Pages (print) : 40
  • Pages (download) : 31

An evocative work by  Leslie Uyeda commissioned by new music ensemble Standing Wave to honour the memory of Vancouver BC playwright and avid arts supporter, Tom Cone. Poetry by poet and librettist, Rachel Rose.

Lesle Uyeda composed these three songs –  Owl’s Take on Man, Crow’s Take on Man and Midnight Watch – to the poetry of Lorna Crozier. The owl, the crow, the barn animals – all speak to us “at a level beyond thought”.
Crozier’s birds and animals say what we won’t, or can’t, and in their luminous language, offer a shield from our own stubbornness and folly.