Tis Kaoru Zamler-Carhart, voice; Samn Johnson, composition, electronics, instruments, mixing, mastering. "Consolation" is a song cycle on Latin poetry from Boethius's circa 524 "Consolation of Philosophy", composed by Samn Johnson (he/him) for vocalist Tis Kaoru Zamler-Carhart (they/them). It is intended to be realized as an album, with Tis Kaoru singing multiple vocal parts accompanied by Samn's electronics and instrumental recordings. Boethius wrote the source book in 526 AD while awaiting execution. It is a moving pursuit of meaning and consolation in a world that is often unfair and cruel. The third track ("Huc Omnes Pariter") is from the 2021 EP, whereas "Quamvis Se Tyrio" and "Quisquis Profunda Mente" are yet-to-be-released.
For a capella chorus (s.a.t.b.). David Hodgkins, conductor. Three of the eight songs in the cycle. Text from poems by Robert Frost: Devotion (1928); Fireflies in the Garden (1928); Nothing Gold Can Stay (1923). Recorded live circa 1997 at Church of the Covenant, Boston.