Sikya: For Solo Voice with Shakers or Rattles (Paperback)
Musical score to Sikya (for Solo Voice, self-accompanied with Shakers or Rattles), by avant-garde composer Dawn K. Williams. The work is a setting of an anonymous poem depicting butterflies in flight. It may be sung by any voice type. The singer performs unaccompanied, and him- or herself plays two shakers or rattles throughout the piece. A rhythmic pulse drives a combination of sung, spoken, whispered, and shouted sounds, alternating lines of the poem with Native American vocables. A program note, translation of the text, and full instructions to the performer are included. This newer edition has the same content as the previous edition, now printed on white paper. Difficulty: Moderate (college/community level). Duration: 10 minutes. - COMPOSER AUTHORIZED SCORE -
Composer and mezzo-contralto Dawn K. Williams has written over 35 works for chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voice, orchestra, and electronic and film music. She has won over 25 prizes, grants, and commissions, both nationally and abroad. Her music has been played in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has been broadcast worldwide on commercial and public radio. She has sung in over 150 performances of opera and concert music, including unaccompanied recitals and often incorporating extended vocal techniques. She has soloed at locations including Curtiss Hall and the Magnificent Mile, before audiences as large as 1500. Her biography appears in over 35 professional resources, and her works and performances have been taught at music schools internationally. She holds degrees from the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Music.