In the Depths

for mezzo-soprano and piano


for the LYNX Project // premiered April 22 , 2021; Chicago, IL

Duration: 6 minutes

Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and piano

Text by Benjamin Smidt

I’m standing in the depths of black turmoil awaiting my prison sentence determination 

Length unfair, time unknown and undecided 

Fighting to stay sane but underneath  

Piles of I don’t knows 

Anxiety as high as the sky 

I’m afraid and overwhelmed 

I wish I knew more 

Can’t God heal everyone right now?