Songs for the Blackfoot Pathways
Original Composition by Adele O'Dwyer
Reflecting the deeply spiritual relationship between Man and Nature, the powerful poetic imagery of First Nations poets Heather Cahoon and Victor Charlo provided the lyric foundation for this collection of songs scored for strings, piano and female voice. Drawing inspiration from the grandeur of the landscape surrounding the community of Lincoln and the historic pathway taken by many and various tribal peoples through this vast natural expanse, the four songs of the collection - Wasp, Buffalo, Eagles and Elk Thirst – strive to depict in sound messages of a people from whom we have much to learn. Written as a episodic one-movement work, the four songs flow one into the other thus creating for the listener, a journey through a continuous musical landscape.
Original Composition by Adele O'Dwyer. Commissioned by Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild for their 5th anniversary program. Musicians: Pan Morigan (Vocals), Marvin Suson (violin), Aoise O'Dwyer (viola), Cullan Bryant (piano), Adele O'Dwyer (cello).
Perfromance at Lincoln Community Hall, Lincoln, Montana on September 28, 2018