I have always been attracted to the Art Song for its dramatic character and rich melodic accompaniment. The dynamics exchanged between the voice and piano resonate at the:enter of the art song's emotional density. For the intimate setting of this recording, there are two equal voices, and therefore the complete and soulful collaboration with pianist Philip Fortenberry was invaluable.
The original title song, "Wide Awake and Dreaming," delicately reflects the echoes of our subconscious, and influenced the choice of repertoire for this recording. Together the voice, as the subconscious, and the piano, as the dream entity, illuminate the emotions stirred by our dreams. Dreams that weave our inner most thoughts...WIDE AWAKE AND DREAMING.