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Digital Shorts: Death

Posted on: February 10, 2021

Premiere: February 19, 2021

Death, a new Digital Short in three parts, breathes an intriguing musical life into pioneering Black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar's work of the same name. Using just a solo voice (aka the stunning vocals of mezzo-soprano Amanda Lynn Bottoms) and piano, composer Tyshawn Sorey crafts a breathtaking, reflective setting that gives audiences a glimpse into his creative process and addresses the Black experience in America.

Tune in below to experience this striking piece, and learn more about it when you click here

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