The Curse I Refuse was composed by Pieter Snapper for soprano and piano. This piece is a four-song cycle, on texts commissioned from poet Samantha Starr (“Four Poems for Pieter and Juliana”).
The composer says:
“ The musical language is very economical throughout, from a five-note collection in Hide to a very abstract passacaglia in Weave. The vocal writing is quite challenging, spanning more than two and a half octaves, and was written with soprano Juliana Snapper in mind. ”
Juliana Snapper, soprano; Jerfi Aji, piano. Source: From Istanbul (© 2017 Lila Müzik), a various artists compilation album.