FISH OF THE SEA on YARROW CANON by Kevin Sims
Fish of the Sea is a movement from Scott Wollschleger (composer) and Abby Minor’s (poet) percussion monodrama We Have Taken and Eaten, a piece that meditates on the apocalyptic colonization of the Americas and the mythological residues that project. The text is collaged from Brief and True Report of the New Found Land in Virginia, a 16th century tract by English colonist Thomas Harriot. Those “systemic instruments” are now completely gone and the song is sung into an amplified lightbulb, which is also struck in duet with a temple bowl.
-Kevin Sims 2023