Two Women



A collection of five Cummings text settings (nos. 34-38 in 2014’s 100 Poems project).

The first piece of the __ Women series of works (see: Three Women, Four Women, and Five Women).

Each short piece has a unique timbral and technical signature: spoken text, sprechstimme, traditional vocal singing, etc. The individual songs are very short and each occupy only one system of music.

Poems used:

i. slightly before the middle of Congressman Pudd
ii. who(at
iii. s(
iv. Q:dwo
v.  (sitting in a tree-)