Young Musicians Program (YMP) 2017 - Festival Week Composers Forum I

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Young Musicians Program
Festival Composer’s Forum I

Robert Kyr, moderator
Eliza Brown, co-moderator

Monday, July 31, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Fountain Arts Building
Dublin School
Dublin, New Hampshire

This concert was dedicated to Lance Reddick


released October 12, 2017


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The Walden School Dublin, New Hampshire

Founded in 1972, the Walden School is an acclaimed summer music school and festival, offering programs that emphasize creativity through musicianship, improvisation, and composition. Our programs include the Young Musicians Program (9-18) and the Creative Musicians Retreat (18+). Set in beautiful New Hampshire, Walden provides an inspiring retreat-like environment ideal for creative music making. ... more

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Track Name: Sasha Paris-Carter: Paper Moon
Text for Paper Moon

Scarlet night within water’s reach, and wood like
My skin like glass
The seconds passing in a daze, like sleep
The sky can see all the secrets I tell myself
That you cannot find

Like how ideas aren’t real until they’re voiced
The seconds are slowing down
Just as I am called back to my reality
—Sasha Paris-Carter
Track Name: Gabriel Young: Deus Ex Nihilo
Text for Deus Ex Nihilo

Void of Meaning,
Void of anything,
Deus Ex Nihilo.
Time sprang, spaced flowed
From the Source.

Deus Ex Nihilo
Aeons passed
Terra Prima Ex Nihilo
A war started, and to the Source, ended in an
Neo Mondo Ex Nihilo.

Years Passed
Worlds shattered
Heroes stood up, and were sundered,
their bones scattered across time.
The source then sent more
His emissaries soon died.

Until You.
Imperium Ex Unum,
Deus Ex Aurora
Deus Ex Nihilo
— Gabriel Young
Track Name: Arté Warren: You
Text for You

You’re. My. Everything.
I can’t do anything alone.
Unless you are by my side.
In your comfort I reside.
I tried detaching myself from you. To find myself
and make it better but I only found, while I was
looking for myself, that I found myself in you.

You are the reason that I live. The reason I
function, I’ve known since the start that what we
had was, different.

I can no longer live in this lie.

You are my alibi.
The reason that my cries from inside overflow.
And girl just know. That I mean what I say.
Time. With you is time. Well spent and I could
give you all I have. To spend all my life with you
yes just us two what a fantasy. You’re a

You are the reason that I live. The reason I
function, I’ve known since the start that what we
had was, different.

And if you. Were. To give me a chance I Promise.
That we would work out. Cause you are worth it.
You are Perfect.

If I loved you, would you love me like love was
meant to be given? Or if you gained my trust
would I lose myself again? If I gave away my selfconsciousness
and invited you in, would you
complete or break the rest of me?

I don’t like giving chances but you are an
exception. With you around everything seems to
go in a new direction. I look at you are
surprisingly see a reflection. I can’t be the only
one feeling the connection. I’m scared, I’m
nervous, my head is banging itself and my heart is
heavy, but I’ve realized you’re what I need to keep
myself steady. Love.
—Arté Warren

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