PANDEMIC POEMS AND PIECES (2020-2021) - for piano

Premiere: Virtual premieres, April 2020 - July 2021. Funded by a CU Boulder Center for Humanities Shelter in Place Micro-Grant



I. Conventional Lemon

II. Pajama Panic

III. Indoors

IV. How it Looks at 2 AM

V. Hunger for Nothing

        a. A List

        b. A Menu

        c. A Snack

VI. How to Tell Time

VII. Outside my Window

VIII. Reflections

IX. Centuries of Rock

        a. Nothing Specific to See

        b. Incantation

X. Masked in the Rocky Mountains

XI. In the Dark at Caribou Ranch

XII. On an Empty Road in the Desert


Program Note:

Pandemic Poems and Pieces is a collaboration between pianist/poet Maggie Hinchliffe and composer Ben Morris during the 2020-2021 Coronavirus Pandemic. Maggie's poetry depicts various experiences living in quarantine, from ordering groceries online in pajamas to hiking socially distanced in the desert. Ben's accompanying piano miniatures reflect the spirit and imagery of each of the poems.