Track listing


Emily Brontë: Through Life and Death,

A Chainless Soul (2017) 34:32

Poetic mono-opera in one act

Jessica Bowers mezzo-soprano

Marilyn Nonken piano

Toshihiro Sakuma (DVD) art installation

01 I. Prologue: I’M HAPPIEST WHEN MOST AWAY   1:57

02 II. Scene 1: Excerpt from PLEAD FOR ME   0:53

03 III. Scene 1: TO IMAGINATION   6:33

04 IV. Scene 2: Excerpt from MY COMFORTER   1:47

05 V. Scene 2: ANTICIPATION   12:28

06 VI. Scene 3: THE OLD STOIC   3:26

07 VII. Scene 3: NO COWARD SOUL IS MINE   7:28


08 The Woman in the Dunes for Solo Percussionist (2012)  18:22

Inspired by Kobo Abe’s novel, The Woman in the Dunes

Gregory Beyer percussion


09 Five Waka poems by Saigyo (2011)  8:59

University of Illinois Chamber Singers | Andrew Megill conductor/director

William Moersch marimba



Emily Brontë – Through Life and Death, A Chainless Soul

Recorded live January 5 - 6, 2018 at the Tenri Gallery at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City NY

Recording & Mixing Oktaven Audio

Video Documentation Cutting Bird Media

DVD Authoring DuArt

Published by Akemi Naito Music (ASCAP)


The Woman in the Dunes for Solo Percussionist

Recorded January 6 - 7, 2014 at the Recital Hall at the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb IL

Producer Alex Rolfe

Recording & Mixing Engineer Dan Nichols

Pre-mastering Engineer Ryan Streber

Published by HoneyRock


Five Waka poems by Saigyo

Recorded February 12, 2019 in the Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana IL

Recording Producers Andrea Solya, Charlotte Mattax Moersch

Recording Engineers Frank Horger, Graham Duncan

Published by Akemi Naito Music (ASCAP)



Executive Producer Bob Lord


Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil

A&R Chris Robinson


VP, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Audio Director Lucas Paquette

Mastering Shaun Michaud


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Art Director Ryan Harrison

Design Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner





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