Sedna was first performed by Manchester University Vocal Trio on the 16th of May 2011 at the Royal Northern College of Music Studio Theatre.
Knuckles like wrinkled walrus-skin,
lipless smiles of nail grooves
and thumb-throats arced in whale song,
clung to the gunwale
bending the canoe-neck down.
To draw from the trough of a wave
welled so deeply by the wind,
the great backs of the swells
are great, the leathered creatures too.
The fingers beluga white
scream at her father for help,
who raises the paddle-blade
and in his rough, old hunter's hands
and his rough, old hunter's mind,
releases them into the kelp.
(Martin Kratz, 2011)
Mermaid -Rachel Pank
1st Feburary 2012
Juice Vocal Ensemble - Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York
28th October 2012
Juice Vocal Ensemble - Handel House, London
Excerpt from the end of the piece performed by Juice Vocal Ensemble at Handel House.
Sedna is available to purchase for £30.00 excluding postage.