Seventy Years of a Broken Heart

“Seventy Years of a Broken Heart” is a large graphic score composed on a single 56′ long scroll of rice paper for narrator and indeterminate instrumentation; any number of players.  The line of text written straight down the middle is embellished by, and inspires the the undefined graphic notation surrounding it.  To create the text, one sentence was taken from a prominent “love song” from each of the preceding 70 years of popular music.  When strung together, they create a strange narrative of longing that also traces the evolution of song lyrics from “As Time Goes By” to “Call Me Maybe”.