My Life Without Me


for soprano and ensemble

based on script by Isabel Coixet

commissioned by Ensemble Intercontemporain

first performance

Claron McFadden - soprano

Ensemble Intercontemporain

conducted by Tomáš Hanus

19/5/2013 » Prague Spring Festival, Prague

durata » 35′

Bärenreiter BA 9738

soprano – – – 3 perc, arpa, pno –

from the text by Isabel Coixet: Things to do before I die: One. Tell my daughters I love them several times a day. Two. Find Don a new wife whom the girls like. Three. Record birthday messages for the girls until they’re eighteen. Four. Make love with other men to see what it’s like. Five. Make someone fall in love with me. And do something with my hair.