I’m delighted to announce that “I’m a Girl. What’s your superpower?” (poem by me, music by Heather Gilligan) won second prize at the NYC songSLAM on January 17, 2019. Our song was performed by mezzo soprano Stephanie Weiss and pianist Christina Wright-Ivanova. We were the only all-female group among ten teams.
The flagship event for Sparks & Wiry Cries, the NYC songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.