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In My Dreams: Creating a Song Cycle Based on the Poetry of Child Sex Trafficking Survivors, with music by Gerard Yun

Abstract In My Dreams is a song cycle for mezzo-soprano, narrator, and piano, based on the poetry of survivors of childhood sex trafficking. It was created to raise awareness of trafficking through music and poetry through the expression of individual dreams and voices. In My Dreams recounts the devastating loss of childhood and celebrates empowering words of survival. The poetry was collected in poetry workshops held in Calcutta and Delhi India in January 2009. After the poems were selected, translated, and edited, composer Dr. Gerard Yun set them to music. This document outlines the process of creating and performing this unique humanitarian cycle. It also includes the full score, poetry, and composer's notes. Topics discussed include:... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Glenn, Melissa Walker (Author) / Fitzpatrick, Carole (Advisor) / Pritchard, Melissa (Committee member) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Mills, Robert (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Musical Performances / Women's Studies / Composition / India / Mezzo-soprano / Perform / Song Cycle / Trafficking
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 157 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Dissertation/Thesis
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Description Prologue
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Description My Special Place
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Description In My Dreams
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Description Sometimes in the Night
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Description I Thought I Wore the Watch Last Night
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Description It's 2pm
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Description I Can Hear Them
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Description Create Another Earth for Me
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Description In My Dreams II
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Description Postlude