The Clockmaker’s Doll is inspired by motherhood, black holes and poetry. It is part of a song cycle for Megan Ihnen to follow up on my piece One Voice (2016) for a series of pieces for mezzo and instrumentalist(s). This song premieres April 7, 2019 and is inspired by Rebecca Morgan Frank’s poem Descartes Daughter. Thanks to Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen for your creative vision. It’s sister piece is White Ash.