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Dear friends,

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#JulySciFi | Thunder Gods: Prelude

Clio Em

My first post for #JulySciFi is the prelude to my story Thunder Gods. Expect all the chapters to follow over the first week of this month. The tale was inspired by the song of the same title by Quintessential Doll, on which I was featured as performer:

THUNDER GODS

A story by Clio Em


prelude

I heard her whisper, her roar of frustration and rage, carried on the tempest I had created.

The social structure in this plane of existence, or planet, as those down below call it, falls into certain predetermined patterns. There are the Thunder Gods, such as myself. Of course, we never refer to each other using such lofty terms. We live on a station that floats in the sky, a mostly unseen chariot that confuses and attracts those who would gladly catch a glimpse.

Down below, our charges. The colonists. We formed them. We…

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Deep Space Thoughts | Episode 1

Clio talks to Anne Wieben, soprano, and Mats Johansson, horn player.

We discuss contemporary classical/new music, working with living composers, Mats’ research about women musicians working with horn, and Anne’s collaboration with Clio on the song cycle “Mannequin Songs.” Mentioned composers/writers: Jörg Widmann, Raymond Yu, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Wagner, Mozart, Klara Du Plessis.

Musical selections:
Cat Song (Astronomy for Lovers): instrumental version.
Mannequin Songs ii (Clio Montrey, on a text by Klara du Plessis)

 

Deep Space Thoughts Premiere Guests

Our Deep Space Thoughts podcast premiere will take place early next week, and we have our guests already booked!

Anne Wieben is an operatic soprano who collaborated with Clio on several projects.

Mats A Johansson is a contemporary horn player for whom both Clio and Victor are composing new contemporary classical music.

We will be discussing new music for horn and voice. As Clio recently participated in a radio interview for International Women’s Day, we will also touch on why the topic of gender is relevant to discussions about new music.