With the Shapes is a sort of compound piece made up of two entirely different settings of the same text by Michael McClure – Song (I work with the Shape). The first setting, for female voice (alto) and piano treats the poem with mystery and ambiguity. The second setting, for male voice (bass/baritone) and guitar, is a bit brighter and more energetic.
Premiered 12-6-17 at University of the Pacific
Malvika Sriram – Voice
David Dryfoos – Piano
Kevin Iwai – Voice
Scott Nelson – Guitar