Music by Miranda Ferriss Jones
Lyrics by Richard Edelman and Miranda Ferriss Jones
(Based upon the 1967-1974 poems by Richard Edelman)
Images from 3/28 Performance
Images from the Band Tracking Session
Grand Street Recording Studio
Yair Evnine- Guitar & Cello, Yuval Lions- Drums, Lee Nadel- Bass, Justin Carroll- Keys, Jason Sill- Engineer
Based upon poems written from 1967-1974 by sculptor and poet, Richard Edelman, Miranda Ferriss Jones’ newest song cycle, Spiral Bound, explores the inaccessible loves of our memories. The poems, filtered through Miranda’s own experiences and imaginings, emerge as musicalized vignettes, recollections of the unrequited and doomed loves of our youth.
Retaining the pronouns of Edelman’s original poetry, each song is sung by a woman, recalling a girl who caught her heart and trapped it in a specific moment in time. From crushes on playgrounds to the nubile infatuations of teenage summers to the wild passions of twenty-somethings living in the city, Spiral Bound is a different look at good old fashioned love and heartache.
With arrangements by Yair Evnine, the music, consistently nostalgic, is a fusion of modern indie folk, sixties pop, blues and musical theater. With comparisons to Paul Simon, Erykah Badu, Carole King and Fiona Apple, Miranda’s music takes the listener on a theme park ride through the musical influences of her lifetime.