I’ve finally settled on a title for the Staunton Festival cycle: echoes. As usual, I chose the title from the text of one of the poems in the cycle, namely “conspiracy”.
The song order will be as follows:
1. Kenneth’s death
2. translating Garcia Lorca
3. people shouting
6. from the dead
I’m two songs away form finishing, and intend to have it done by the end of this week. I’ve fairly flown through the cycle, generally writing a song in a single day. The cycle has been composed almost exclusively away from a piano, at tables at the New York Library for the Performing Arts and the 86th St. Starbucks.