For Choir SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)

Sokolović’s playful compositional style shines within this work for choir. Written for the biennial University Voices concert in 2012, this piece is inspired by text messaging, or texting. This everyday mundane task is brought to the forefront through Sokolović’s rhythmic and melodic sense. The piece is written in three sections, each one inspired in a different way by these ‘texts’. Sokolović uses a mixture of extended vocal sounds and short melodic fragments to express the transitory and rapid execution of a text message. 

performed by:
Calixa Lavallée Singers
Madrigal Singers (University of Alberta)
University of Guelph Chamber Choir
University of Manitoba Chamber Choir
Kaspars Putninš, conductor

Commissioned by Soundstreams with generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.