for flute, violin, and interactive computer
Stir (2007) is art song for tenor voice, bass trombone, and piano and was commissioned by bass trombonist Louis Bremer.
words and music by Ben Johansen
passion is bursting wrathfully
my body is twisting restlessly everything’s frustrating my anxiety
I am clenching, binding this biography
I fear perpetual longing
I crave then for now
yes I am here waiting
but patience is GONE!
but I exist here tightly bound
anchored to this shameful ground
on it I beg and grovel
novel: . . .