SEA & FOG

Music, Text Adaptation, and Additional Lyrics by Erika Ji
Based on the play Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill

Free!
I dissolved in the sea,
Became white sails and flying spray
And sparkling deep.

...

The fog is the ghost of the sea,
And man, with his lousy, pitiful, greedy fears and hopes and dreams,
Man is the ghost within the ghost.

An ethereal, impressionist art song of longing for transcendence and beauty. Inspired by Ravel.

  • May 2020 — performance via Zoom by the Gallatin Troupe
  • November 2019 — performance at Hub Seventeen by SheNYC Arts
  • June 2019 — premiere at the West End Lounge by Catalyst Artists

Performed by Matthew Billman (vocal) and Nathan Cheung (piano). Recorded and mixed by Chris Gilroy at Douglass Recording. Cinematography and video editing by Anthony Fioto.

Performed by Matthew Billman (vocal) and Nathan Cheung (piano).
Recorded and mixed by Chris Gilroy at Douglass Recording.
Cinematography and video editing by Anthony Fioto.

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