Maggie Hasspacher performs a short song cycle written for her over the span of 2018-2020 by Paul Brantley, a New York City-based composer/cellist. The three movements, entitled Alone, Nightpiece and Bahnhofstrasse, come from James Joyce's collection of poetry entitled Poemes Penyeach. Live recorded in Pyatt Hall at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music on March 11, 2021 in Vancouver, BC.
Written and Sung by Maggie Hasspacher
Maggie Hasspacher wrote this for her child last month after we drove through over 700 miles of continuous smoke in California. We arrived in Vancouver to encounter a week of smoke from the historic fire event in WA (80 fires started and more than 300,000 acres burned on Sept 7). The gaining intensity of the fire season is matched across other aspects of humanity and the world. I believe we will change. Watch my animation to serve as a reminder of how we will do it