Music

Libretti

  • “Ada’s Aria,” excerpt from opera-in-progress, The Enchantress of Number, music by Juhi Bansal. Original libretto by Neil Aitken. 2018

Poem Settings

  • “Man Pulled from the Earth,” music by Zhao Zixiang. Lyrics by Neil Aitken. 2018
  • “Begin,” commissioned by LA Philharmonic Orchestra, music by Juhi Bansal. Lyrics based on “Begin,” opening poem in Babbage’s Dream. 2016
  • “In the Primal Garden,” song cycle for voice and piano, music by Brandon Scott Rumsey. First movement based on “Planting Tulips” from The Lost Country of Sight. 2014
  • “Letter to the Unknown Wife,” piece for piano and voice. Music by Jeffrey Parola. Lyrics based on poem of the same name by Neil Aitken.  2012
  • “Aitken Settings,” song cycle for voice and cello, music by Daniel Gall. Lyrics based on poems: “Hermit,” “In the Long Dream of Exile,” and “At the End of Poetry.” 2011
  • “The Lost Country of Sight,” [part 1] [part 2] [part 3] song cycle for piano, percussion, cello, and voice, music by Juhi Bansal. Lyrics based on poems: “Kite Flying,” “Halfway,” “Credo,” and “I Dream Father on the Shore.” 2008
  • “Babbage’s Dream,” piece for piano, vibraphone, harp and two voices. Music by Ivor Warren Francis. Lyrics based on poem “Array.” 2008
  • “The Eye Awakened,”piece for piano and voice. Music by Jordan Nelson. Lyrics by Neil Aitken. 2008.
  • “Elegy,” piece for piano and voice. Music by Zhou Tian. Lyrics based on poem “Elegy.” 2008

Audio Recordings