“Barra’s visions allowed the input of other seasoned artists to further expand the possibilities and dimensions of sound through richly innovative & expressively collaborative contributions.”-Impose Magazine
Starting from an unexpected first-impression performance by guitarist Adam Brock of my song ‘Poem’, I realized that my initial vision and mood for its sound was not the only one. This project has been an ongoing collaborative experiment, as I curiously wondered how other musicians might interpret, arrange, and build upon an instrumental piece. This curiosity sparked Poem Project.
My song ‘Poem’, inspired by ‘The Girl with the Flaxen Hair’ by Claude Debussy, appears twice on my album ‘Songs for a Young Heart’. I asked eight of my musician friends who write poetry to arrange and write lyrics to their own version of ‘Poem’, compiling a collection of work from January 2014 to spring of 2017.