Healer

Duo Voice, Cardboard Box, and Spoons

Healer 
(2021)

Instrumentation:

1st Voice (range = B3 - C#6)

2nd Voice (range = G3 {F3,E3,D3} - D6)

Large Cardboard Box

4 large metal tablespoons (2 for each vocalist)

 

Duration:

ca 5:30"

Performer(s):

Peridot Duo

International Contemporary Ensemble

Award(s): 

2022 Morton Gould Young Composers Awards Honorable Mention (ASCAP)

*Composed as part of the Wildflower Composers Festival  2021 (formerly known as the Young Women Composers Camp)

Healer (2021) is a voice duet piece that is crafted after a normal conversation.

The piece starts out as a calm interaction and slowly grows with intensity as they continue “talking”. Microtonal glissandos, conversational interruptions, an

array of vocal runs, and percussive effects create this interaction between the vocalists.