Mortal Lease is an eight-part suite composed to Edith Wharton's (1862 - 1937) sonnets written in 1908. The music explodes the poems' tensions of love, lust and devotion to symphonic pictures and floats in dramatic improvisations.
Josefiina Vannesluoma, vocals, composition
Mikael Myrskog, piano
Nathan Francis, upright bass
Ville Luukkonen, drums
"But in the streams of my belated blood
Flow all the warring potions love has quaffed"
(Extracted from the Mortal Lease III by Edith Wharton)