The Dream Songs Project
X Marks the Dress
Oct. 14-15, 2022
Studio Z: 275 East 4th Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
Pay-what-you-can, suggested price $20
The Dream Songs Project presents X MARKS THE DRESS: A musical exploration of feminine identity and societal expectations.
The Dream Songs Project: Alyssa Anderson, voice & Joseph Spoelstra, guitar
Voices: music by Carol Barnett, texts by Nancy Cox
X Marks the Dress: music by Dale Trumbore, texts by Carol Guess & Kristina Marie Darling*
* World Premiere: This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
bride: A woman who chooses her attire without anticipating its inevitable interpretation. In the wedding album, her shoulders are bare and visible above the lace trimmings on a white silk dress.
I am the forest, full
of dark places,
keeping my secrets.
Since forming in 2010, the dream songs project has engaged audiences through performances of a diverse repertoire. With a dedication to the creation of new music, the duo has commissioned and premiered dozens of new works. Their performances have been called “suffused with passion” (Star Tribune), “assertive and compelling” (Chicago Classical Review), “superb…clean and colorful” (Minnesota Public Radio). TDSP's artistic mission is to connect, challenge, and inspire while bringing together performers, audiences, and composers through high quality chamber music concerts.
In 2020, TDSP was awarded the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Project grant for a new song cycle by Dale Trumbore, X Marks the Dress. The premiere performance will take place in the Twin Cities in October 2022. In 2011, TDSP released its first recording, Mauro Giuliani: Songs for Voice and Guitar. They can be heard on the 2018 Centaur Records release of works by Justin Rubin, Variations on Life & Loss, as well as on the studio recording of FEATHERMUCKER produced by composer Ted Moore.
TDSP has performed concerts throughout the U.S. including the Ear Taxi Festival (Chicago), Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, Twin Cities New Music Festival, American Composers Forum Showcase, Minnesota Public Radio Class Notes, Minnesota Guitar Society, Thursday Musical Artist Series, Macalester College Noon Concert Series, the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series, and Zeitgeist's New Music Cabaret.
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