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.