Inspiration is where you find it. For Robin Eschner, most recently, it was in the deep snow and cross-cultural history of far northern Minnesota.
Eschner's extended song cycle isn't just written for a multitude of singers; the music also represents a host of voices from pre-history to the present.
The two local performances in Santa Rosa this weekend (details and tickets here) will be just the second time the composer has fully her her work done live. That's always a revelation, she says, as well as an instigation for some fine tuning.