Friday, 28 January 2011

Swan Song




I've got about two months to compose a "song" set to the words of Yeats' poem The Wild Swans at Coole. I'm putting "song" in inverted commas because it's not your easy verse/chorus/verse/chorus/piano interlude thing. We get extra points for being "original" and stepping outside of normal "tonality" conventions, keeping it 21st Century, yannow?

I went down to the library and took out a few songbooks. This post is basically a little mood board, if you will. My head is full of swans and forests and lakes and Modern Romantic melodies.





6 comments:

A said...

The ones in the second picture don't look real...

kirstyb said...

good luck x

lydia-lee said...

cute pictures hon, ive always loved swans

im having an alexander wang esque studded bag giveaway if you want to have a look hon, you might like it xxx

Hannah said...

I love the pictures. Swans are pretty incredible birds, so beautiful to look at yet extremely dangerous went threatened!! I'm sure a man would say that sounds like a woman haha!!! Good like with your poem


Hannah xx

Lula said...

This is seriously gorgeous girl, wow. I LOVE Yeats, what a genius holy smokes. I'm sure you'll do great on this! At least I hope so. Crossing my fingers!
BTW we are officially template buddies! We have the EXACT same one. This is so cool. I'm really lovin' your blog! You look like an awesome interesting girl. Can't wait to see more from ya!
Kiss
Lula

Melissa said...

beautiful shot! your blog is so lovely!!!! x

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