A three stage creation project: For the first stage a new arrangement has been created of Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child (originally composed for soprano and chamber orchestra) by composer/arranger Scott Good for singer (soprano Stacie Dunlop), pre-recorded instrumentals, and reimagines it in a dramatic setting by animating the role of the child sung by soprano Stacie Dunlop, while his dream world is brought to life through the choreography of aerialists Angola Murdoch and Holly Treddenick. A stunning example of modernist composition, Lonely Child is an account of both affirmation and tragedy.
With this vision in mind, the Lonely Child Project provides a wealth of potential as on its own, it can function as a powerful performance piece suitable for festival presentation, as the reduced orchestration will allow for many more wide-ranging performance opportunities. Due to its nature of being both an icon of modern classical composition, and a powerful expression of aerial dance, this work will be a good fit for both music and circus presenters.
A grant was received from the Canada Council of the Arts to support the initial exploration/creation stage of this project, and the first workshop stage was completed in March 2019. Total running time: 18 minutes