Christopher Tin: The Lost Birds – Voces8, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

September 27, 2022, 9:00 am

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The Lost Birds is Christopher Tin’s soaring elegy for the loss of bird species due to human activity. The album is a memorial for their loss and a celebration of their beauty–as symbols of hope, peace, and renewal. “To put their story into words, I turned to four 19th-century poets–Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Sara Teasdale,” says Tin. “These women saw their world transform from a pastoral society to an industrial one—one in which humans, for the first time, began disastrously reshaping the environment. And the poems which I selected depict an increasingly fraught world: first without birds, and ultimately without humans.” The album features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and renowned vocal ensemble Voces8.