Instrumentation: Soprano & Piano
I: Jeżeli Porcelana 3:45″ (Polish – Stanisław Barańczak)
II: The House on the Interface 3:20″ (English – Alexandra Łojek)
III: Kraina 4:30″ (Polish – Adam Mickiewicz)
IV: The Polish Immigrant 2:40″ (English – Peter Skrzynecki)
Range: B-flat 3 to B 5
Performance History: Commissioned by Rebecca Murphy with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Recorded by Rebecca Murphy and Cahal Masterson in August 2022, for release on an upcoming CD of vocal music in 2023.
About: A song cycle reflecting on experiences of the Polish diaspora from contemporary and historical Polish poets, with a particular focus on those who moved to Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
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