Jeffrey Ryan's 'Everything Already Lost' World Premiere

Erika Switzer and Tyler Duncan

Jeffrey Ryan's 'Everything Already Lost' World Premiere
Tyler Duncan, Erika Switzer and Jeffrey Ryan on their history and collaboration
Commissioning music from home
A composer's perspective
Music on Main

Jeffrey Ryan’s Everything Already Lost

Thu Nov 19 2020 5pm

A digital production available online only, presented by Music on Main


Jeffrey Ryan’s new song cycle Everything Already Lost sets four poems by Jan Zwicky. Zwicky’s poetry explores music and nature, memory and emotion, and Ryan’s music invokes great beauty. Commissioned by baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer, this new 4-movement, 22-minute song cycle receives its world premiere with Music on Main’s YouTube Premiere on November 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Pacific).

Don’t miss this chance to listen together and to learn more about the music and the artists through behind-the-scenes interview.

This performance was recorded by Music on Main in August 2020. With high quality audio and video production, Music on Main’s videos are created for listeners to experience great music, wherever they are.



Jeffrey Ryan
poetry by Jan Zwicky
Everything Already Lost
Performed by Tyler Duncan (baritone) & Erika Switzer (piano)

1. Bill Evans: Alone
2. Autumn Again
3. Night Music
4. Schumann: Fantasie, Op. 17

Presented in partnership with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts through the support of the Chan Endowment Fund at the University of British Columbia.


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Thu Nov 19 2020 5pm