The release of our conductor’s album was postponed several times due to the pandemic.
She has been working on this project for a long time. Surrounded by a quintet, a string quartet and the Brussels singers, she offers a jazz reading of texts that touch on both the naivety of childhood and the corruption of adulthood. These compositions were inspired by the poems “Songs of innocence / Songs of experience” by William Blake, but also by texts by Lewis Caroll, to which she adds her own compositions: For this album words have come before the music.
The album received a glowing review in the pages of the newspaper “Le Soir”, which described it as a “sophisticated, very diverse album with classy arrangements and Emily’s beautiful voice.”
The diverse melodies of the album sound at times like free jazz, classical or gospel. A variety of atmospheres to be discovered at the An Vert in Liège on 18 September or at the Music Village in Brussels on 21 October.
You can visit allisonemily.com to discover her musical world and facebook.com/songsofold to learn more about her new album!