David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist. Author of poetry collection, Everyone is CO2. Librettist for Scottish pub opera, The Sloans Project. Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

Sewing the Earthworm gets Props

I've had my opera, poetry, and theatre work reviewed, but this is the first time I've been involved with a project for which a recording is reviewed. I'm really happy with the acknowledgement given to everyone involved with our song cycle, Sewing the Earthworm, in the Summer 2015 issue of Notations (Review by Cecilia Livingston). 

You can click the link for the full review, but here a few highlights...

"Harman handles Brock’s texts with skill, using word repetition and the distortion of consonants to enhance the dramatic strength of the character’s naturalistic speech."

"Huhtanen and Philcox shine in this music that calls for such symbiotic unity of conception and precision of performance, and the result is a dark, uncanny delight."

Sewing the Earthworm is available for preview & download through the CMC website, though I also have a few free download cards available. Contact me and I'll be happy to get one to you since I'm really proud of this project and want to make sure as many people as possible get a chance to hear it. Don't be shy. I'm serious.

The poetry of Sewing the Earthworm was included in my poetry collection Everyone is CO2. Sewing the Earthworm will receive further life this November, when we collaborate with the Canadian Art Song Project and Jennifer Nichols to stage the song cycle with choreography. Details to come as the date gets closer!

Bragging done for now.