The next three selections were written as an audition for an opera about Marie Laveau, a woman practitioner of Voodoo in New Orleans during the nineteenth century.
Daniel Jones, with whom I worked in Movin Spirits Dance Theater, put me in touch with his former writing professor at Brown University. Aisha Rahman was looking for someone to set her opera. She sent along the libretto and asked that I set three scenes. A New Orleans woman goes to a Voodoo priestess to get some magic and instruction on how to regain her lost lover. The music constructions were all done pre-digital on 4-track cassette tape bounced to two track cassette tape. Sounds are all sample sounds except of the voice.