A New Take on A Classic Song Cycle
by Molly Joyce
Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin from the experience of the miller’s daughter.
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
Nathaniel LaNasa, piano
Created in collaboration with playwright Christopher Oscar Pena, director Austin Regan, and pianist Patrick Jones, Molly Joyce’s YousaidShesaidHesaid traces the same timeline as Schubert’s song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin but from the experience of the other character in the story, who until now has had no voice – the “girl of the mill” herself.
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Meet the Artists
Patrick John Jones is a London-born composer based in York. His music has been performed in concert halls around the UK by a variety of ensembles and artists, including members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10, The Kreutzer Quartet, and Octandre. Patrick was awarded the RPS Composition Prize in 2015.
Soprano Lucy Dhegrae is a passionate vocalist who regularly premieres new vocal works and operas, and has worked closely with such composers as Unsuk Chin, Jason Eckardt, Susan Botti, Alexandra Vrebalov, and Sky Macklay. Dhegrae is the 2018 recipient of University of Michigan School of Music’s Emerging Artist Award, and among the first cohort of fellows with Turn the Spotlight, a new mentorship program for young professionals.
Composer and performer Molly Joyce’s work is primarily concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand and the primary vehicle in her pursuit is her electric vintage toy organ, which allows her to engage with disability on a compositional and performative level.