Feet to Roots Eyes to Air by Bethany Younge



Currently working on her DMA at Colombia in NYC, Bethany's piece reflects with gratitude on the beauty and continuity of earth, breath, and life amidst the effects of the wildfires in Oregon.

 

'Feet to Roots Eyes to Air' by Bethany Younge

Commissioner: Dennis Poulsen

Soprano: Nina Rosalind Dante

Text: Nina Rosalind Dante

Electronics: Bethany Younge

Footage: Madelyn Marcella

A/V Editing: Bethany Younge

 

 

Text:

The forest said:

you are as stone: minerals locked

lichen makes soil of stone

I lay my heart against the heart of the

forest:

cheek to dirt

ear to moss

feet to roots

hands to branch

mouth to water

eyes to air



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