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Melia Watras: Firefly Songs

Melia Watras: Firefly Songs
Melia Watras: Firefly Songs
Melia Watras.  Firefly Songs.  CD.  Planet M Records 2020.
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Violist/composer Melia Watras presents an album of her own compositions: Firefly Songs, on Planet M Records, with performances by the ensemble Frequency (Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin and voice; Melia Watras, viola and voice; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello), and voices Catherine Connors and Vina Vu Valdés, as well as excerpts of recorded viola lessons given by Atar Arad. Firefly Songs, for various instruments and voices, was composed by Watras from 2015-2018, and is a reflection on stories, artistic influences, and people that are interconnected points of light from her personal folklore. These compositions celebrate community, and the art and nature in our world that help bind us in shared experiences.

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