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Nothing other than silence : mezzo-soprano voice with piano

by Jack Symonds (2021)

Nothing other than silence


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Work Overview

An adaptation of lines from 'The Epic of Gilgamesh'; the oracle Utanapishti tells Gilgamesh of the great flood, a cataclysm engulfing the whole world - how they survived, and what the world looked like in the aftermath. Three linked songs chart this fragment of a foundational myth.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: Mezzo soprano, piano (with 2 e-bows).

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Large vocal range, challenging piano writing

Commission note: Commissioned by Phoenix Central Park

First performance: by Emily Edmonds, Jack Symonds — 19 Jun 21. The Church', Phoenix Central Park, Sydney NSW

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Antiquity, literature, song cycle


Nothing other than silence


Performances of this work

19 Jun 21: The Church', Phoenix Central Park, Sydney NSW. Featuring Emily Edmonds, Jack Symonds.

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