In Wonderland

A Music Drama Through Art Song 

Follow Ann, a recent widow, and her young daughter Lili, as the face the predicament of either remaining behind in their patriarchal homeland or treading unknown roads in search of new beginnings.

Bear witness as Ann packs light and quickly takes her daughter away into a better future.

Featured Performers

Gwenna Fairchild Taylor (soprano), Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (soprano), Alexander Smith (percussion), Joel Tangjerd (cello), Caitlin Frasure (piano). Not pictured: Katherine Watson (flute), Michael Lukaszuk (electronics), Pratik Gandhi (conductor)


Part 1

Homesick - Intermezzo for solo cello  

                                                                                                          by Edgar Suski

I Ask My Mother to Sing for soprano, mezzo-soprano and xylophone

music by Matthew Becker poem by Li-Young Lee

Pack Light for soprano, flute, cello and percussion

                                                                                    music and libretto by Alondra Vega-Zaldivar 

When You Unpack It for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello and vibraphone

music by Rose M. Hall libretto by Lila Palmer


Journey Poems for soprano, flute, cello, piano and percussion

                                                               music by Gene Pritsker, poems by H. Hesse, L. Tzu, M. Basho,                                                                      J. Kerouac and R. Tagore

Hope, Travelling Somewhere New for soprano, mezzo-soprano and vibraphone

music and libretto by Elizabeth Hannan

Searching for mezzo-soprano and piano

                                                                                                      music and poetry by Roydon Tse 

In Stars We'll Lose Our Way... for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, piano, percussion

music by Juro K. Feliz poetry by Riley Palanca

Part 2

Utterings for mezzo-soprano and electronics

                                                                            music and text by Michael Lukaszuk

Full Moon Peeps for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, piano and percussion

music by José Jesús de Azevedo Souza and poems by P. K. Padhy and V. Boyko

Coming Home for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello and piano

music and libretto by Homa Samiei                                                            

Home Is A Complicated Word for soprano and piano 

music and poem by Aaron Lee

No La Voc for soprano and flute

music by Christina Volpini and poem by Guilio Grimaldi


Ballots Boxes and Dead Flags for soprano, flute, cello, percussion, pianos and electronics

music and libretto by Andrzej Tereskowski 

Blue Hum for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, piano, percussion and electronics

                     music by Peter Michael von der Nahmer libretto by M. Mott Newirth and A. Prestidge

Excerpts from Coming Home


05 Mar 2018


Coming Home is our newest Modern Opera in the works. We have 15 composers from all around the world and 6 North American Performers

05 March 2018


This year we have 10 Canadian composers and 5 International composers. Reaching Portugal, United Kingdom, Iran and the USA we are excited to see how such variety of musical styles come together in one modern opera.

© Art Song Collaborative Project 2019