Songs of Uncertainty is a song cycle in four parts, written for two sopranos and mixed chamber ensemble set with poems from writer and poet Stephen Crane’s The Black Riders and Other Lines (1895). While the poems date back over a century, its themes remain strongly relevant today. Our search for something idealized and seemingly just out of reach – direction, truth, reassurance, love – can often feel unrewarding or futile within a constantly changing landscape. The songs weave a thread through Crane’s reflections on desire, tribulation, and confrontation with the unknown, illuminating some of the consequences of the ways in which we address fear and doubt.
Songs of Uncertainty – II. snow, ice, burning sand
About the Artist
Aaron Wong is a composer and performer based in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is pursuing a Master of Music degree at New England Conservatory. His music is focused on transformation of sound and space, taking inspiration from external, often extramusical influences. To view more of her work, click below.