Second Moon (Chicago, 11.19.17)

Kayleigh Butcher and Christopher Narloch are performing Arnold Schoenberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens, and they’ve also commissioned 15 composers to write minute-long pieces in response to each song in the cycle. My contribution, “Second Moon,” gives a new flavor to the opening melody of “Als wir hinter dem bebl├╝mten tore,” with a splash of Jobim and a pinch of Rebecca Sugar. The lyrics are one part quiet Chicago date night and one part German Romantic mystery.

Other composers responding to Schoenberg’s songs include Elliot Cless, Fredrick Gifford, David Grant, Clara Haxo, Jenna Lyle, Pamela Stein Lynde, Jessie Marino, Brian Penkrot, Steven Rice, Jonathan Sokol, Evan Williams and Bethany Younge.

8:30 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL