The Particle Songs

Soprano Sara Paar commissioned me to write a song cycle about elementary particles. I imagined them with personalities based on their physical characteristics.

The first video is a performance from the Composer’s Voice concert series at Symphony Space featuring Sara, with yours truly at the piano. The second is a performance at Le Poisson Rouge by Helix!, the Rutgers University new music ensemble, with soprano Pamela Stein Lynde.