sandy songs

Sandy Songs

Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano

Commissioned by Daniel Neer and NeerSighted Productions

Poetry: Daniel Neer

Music: Chandler Carter


Daniel Neer’s five poems, one for each borough, encompass a wide range of experiences and emotions Hurricane Sandy brought upon us New Yorkers: from tragedy and fear, to wistful resignation, to playfulness and, ultimately, hope. My music tries to match his emotional scope and provide some larger perspective and meaning to the whole ordeal, only the latest in the age-old cycle of death, destruction, renewal and rebirth.



Performance History

October 21, 2013

World Premiere

Two Sides Sounding: “Atmospheric Shift: Music of the Elements”

ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn

Daniel Neer (baritone), Mila Henry (piano)