The pros and cons of live food (2018)

for voice and piano

Duration: 5’

Commissioned and premiered by:

Liz Pearse, voice and piano, Pittsburgh, May 2019

Liz Pearse asked for a new work that she could sing and play at the piano. It is intended as part of a larger song book where each item deals with animals. I chose fish. The anonymous texts are taken from a website called RateMyFishtank,  “How to Interpret Fish Food Labels,” 09/15/2017.