In the midst of recording my first album, one day as I lay still, resting, the phrase "When I Left Loss " came before my eyes, as if it were written there. Dream of a two-story house, pressing unnaturally down upon me, inspired the image for the album cover. In another dream, a man kneeling at my feet told me "Love Flows Like the Blood of a River". Words so profound I knew they would be the title for a song one day. So, too, they became the title of my second album.
Lyrics to "Talon of the Blackwater and Graces", title track on my third album, were presaged in a dream I had of black water gushing from a neighboring backyard (a woman's shelter for those transitioning out of abusive situations) into ours. Dark, lyrical material surged out over just a few days. The title itself came from a prose poem I had written years before.
Starting in 2008, to my surprise, I began writing pieces for solo piano. Included in these was the instrumental development of Aberfan (7 pianos, percussion, voice and tools of rescue). https://www.laurasiersema.com/