Edward Curtis - 6

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An Art Song setting of Ken Cathers's poem "Edward Curtis - 6".
This song was composed by Christopher Ludwig, and performed by Baritone Cliff Ridley and pianist Tatiana Khvatova.

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6

Edward.
you lived in a
landscape of faces

the skin weathered
by drought
freezing

etched with
the intricate precision
of seasons.

is this what you
set out to recover?

this cold stare
that does not
turn away?

I am left
with a face in sepia
a photograph
grained with light

& always
the unseen man
behind the eye
that remembers

keeping himself
separate, diffused

knowing there is
so little time
always so little time left
to get this down.

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from Medicine Man, released September 18, 2015

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Ludwig Recordings Richmond, British Columbia

Ludwig Recordings is a Record Label specializing in the music of composer Christopher Ludwig and its artists.
Ludwig Recordings has an especially strong focus on Art Song.

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