Over the last few months I've had the privilege of working on a new commission setting an outstanding poem by Australian writer and poet Mark Svendsen, entitled Amongst Trees.
The work, commissioned by the poet in memory of David Ian Kerr, is an 8-minute art song for baritone and piano. It explores moving, lyrical imagery related to the strangler fig, which grows on host trees in tropical forests and is common in Queensland. The photo below will give a better idea than I can convey!
The score will be available shortly.