Music For Your Eyes

Composer:
Barnwell, Ysaye Maria
Description:
A choral work incorporating the use of American Sign Language by the singers as well as an American Sign Language interpreter. The original text was written in English and was then translated into written American Sign Language which is sung. It is a score which is intended to be disconcerting to the hearing audience and so, provides an experience otherwise familiar to a Deaf audience encountering music which is sung. Commissioned in honor of Ruth Rowan, MUSE Sign Language Interpreter.
Genre:
Classical
Parts:
SSSAAA w/ Cuban style clave and drum
Time:
4:29
Words:
Barnwell, Ysaye Maria