Lost Without You
Lost Without You, for voice and chamber ensemble, is a rumination and meditation on the inner dialogue we have with ourselves as individuals, and our constant negotiation/renegotiation of "the self". Created from the female perspective, the work makes use of live processing (in the form of additive and subtractive loops) to create the feeling of being in the headspace of the performer, or the narrator/story teller. Written for the female voice, the text slowly gains greater momentum and form—what originally appears as fragments becomes coherent thoughts at the end of the piece. Fragments of text used throughout the work accumulates to a final meaning at the end of the work—giving us the feeling that the narrator's identity is made up of the experiences she recalls. Lost Without You is a statement of the impact of the words of others and the impact of the words we speak to ourselves.