Trailer Park Études
for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano

Program Note

The piece was composed based on a poem, ‘Trailer Park Etudes’ written by CONOR O'CALLAGHAN. The poem consists of four small poems, ‘Stars’, ‘Rain’, ‘Wind’, and ‘Grass’. Right after finished reading this poem, I immediately decided to make music on such inspirations. I, as a composer, tried to capture each individual poem’s mood and lyrics expressed by beautiful soprano’s melody and piano responding to the vocal. The poems are actually sonnets – which are written following strict rules such as rhymes and a number of stanzas, and I used precise musical structures to imitate the poems’ structures. Please touch, smell, listen and feel the stars, rain, wind, grass in your heart as you listen to each movement.

The piece was composed based on a poem, ‘Trailer Park Etudes’ written by CONOR O'CALLAGHAN. The poem consists of four small poems, ‘Stars’, ‘Rain’, ‘Wind’, and ‘Grass’. Right after finished reading this poem, I immediately decided to make music on such inspirations. I, as a composer, tried to capture each individual poem’s mood and lyrics expressed by beautiful soprano’s melody and piano responding to the vocal. The poems are actually sonnets – which are written following strict rules such as rhymes and a number of stanzas, and I used precise musical structures to imitate the poems’ structures. Please touch, smell, listen and feel the stars, rain, wind, grass in your heart as you listen to each movement.

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