From Alpha Centauri the Earth is a Blue Bowl of Fish Soup
for tenor and piano
words by Rhea Rose
For the 2015 Art Song Lab program, I created this song in collaboration with Vancouver-based science fiction writer Rhea Rose. Rhea's text addresses serious themes--such as humanity's treatment of the planet and place in the universe--in playful, surreal, and sometimes silly ways. The music occasionally appropriates tropes associated with mid-20th-Century science fiction film scores and, as with some of my other compositions, can be imagined as an aria for a science fiction opera.