These songs set three of Lewis Carroll’s poems in a ‘folksong’ style. The spoken dialogs that introduce each song (and the title of the set) come from his book Symbolic Logic. I love the idea that both the clear-minded guide to logic and mathematics and the nonsensical “Jabberwocky” sprang from the same mind. It’s a bewildering range of thought to which I aspire.
composed for Katherine Crawford & Rebecca Ashe