bio & philosophy

Chappell Kingsland - composer

"Meong Yuda (Warrior Cat)" by Chappell Kingsland, for four Japanese kotos and Balinese gamelan
Available on the CD "A Mental Picnic"

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—Current Projects—

The Discovery of Fire
— A 30-minute chamber opera for young audiences based on fire origin myths from the Lenape of North America, the Greeks, and the Chaga of Kenya. Libretto by Ben Allen-Kingsland, music by Chappell Kingsland. Commissioned by Roundabout Opera for Kids for the 2014-15 school year.

Intoxication: America's Love Affair with Oil
— A new opera with music by Chappell Kingsland and libretto by Ben Allen-Kingsland
— Premiered April 2013
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Dans l'espoir de ce jour (In the hope of this day)
— for baritone and Pierrot ensemble, setting a poem by Leopold Sedar Senghor, former President of Senegal
— Premiered March 2013
— Listen to the premiere with Reuben Walker and the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, conducted by Roger Kalia

Hopewell Haiku
— 12-movement song cycle for baritone and Pierrot ensemble, with text by Paul Muldoon
— Premiered October 2012
— Listen to "Good Friday" and "Pangur Ban"

The Gershwin Project
— New arrangements of Gershwin songs for soprano, harp, and doublebass
— Commissioned by soprano Angela Yoon and harpist Yi Yun Loei
— Premiered April 2012 - Bloomington, IN