Songs in this volume
|Composer||Song Title||Author of Text||Year Composed|
|Daniel Castellanos||Nothing at all||Henry-Scott Holland||2019|
|Abigail de Niverville||Stars||Marjorie Pickthall||2018|
|Natalie Draper||O sea starved Hungry Sea||William Shakespeare||2017|
|Whitney George||In New York||Johnny Call||2017|
|Wally Gunn||One good life||Maria Zajkowski||2017|
|Meg Huskin||Tikka Masala||Meg Huskin||2019|
|Felix Jarrar||Walking past a window…||Bea Goodwin||2017|
|Laurence Jobidon||Al Claro de Luna||Delmira Agustini||2018|
|Isaac Lovedahl||Today there is a spring in me||Isaac Lovdahl||2018|
|Liam Moore||Crepuscule||E. E. Cummings||2017|
|Haley Olsen||at this time I could not breathe like the others||Haley Olsen||2017|
|Nathan Scalise||Big Sky||co-written by Jordan Bowman, Madelein Bowman, and Nathan Scalise||2018-2019|
|Tilen Slakan||Ko te ni (When you are not here)||Jakob Barbo||2019|
|Evan L. Snider||Invictus||William Ernest Henley||2017|
|Dennis Tobenski||Oh HELL No||Maggie Smith||2017|
|Jason Weisinger||I carry your heart||E.E. Cummings||2016|
Whitney George: "In New York"
Meg Huskin: "Tikka Masala"
Jason Weisinger: "I Carry Your Heart"
About the Curator
Sparks & Wiry Cries promotes the advancement and preservation of art song by providing opportunities to its creators and performers. Their activities include:
- presentation of the songSLAM festival in NYC
- creation and co-production of songSLAM competitions for emerging composers and performers around the world
- commission and premiere of new works
- publication of the Art Song Magazine
Sparks & Wiry Cries began in 2009 as a podcast and online magazine with a vision to contextualize art song in the sharing of recordings, interviews, and articles by prominent artists and scholars. In 2012, the Casement Fund, Ltd. encouraged co-founders Martha Guth and Erika Switzer to expand their vision and curate an art song recital series based in New York City. In 2015, Sparks received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and grew to include the songSLAM competition and a commissioning program. Since 2018, the songSLAM FESTIVAL and Art Song Magazine are actively engaging in current conversations through insightful publishing, programming, and commissioning.