Je Suis

for soprano, alto flute, harp, harpsichord

duration:  3.5 minutes

text:  Gunnar Ekelof (1907-1968)

Premiered on November 4th, 2004 by Elizabeth Pearse, Soprano, Christopher Pullman, Alto Flute, Kristie Withers, Harp and Sarah Gibson, Harpsichord in Bloomington, Indiana.

I was given four weird little poems by Swedish poet Gunnar Ekelof, and 24 hours.  After reading the quite absurd and comical poetry, I tried to compliment that with an equally unique sound combination.