Eu Sou Que Eu Sou
4-Part Mixed Choir
Pessoa fantastically embodies the existential crisis of adolescence. His characters live in a rich internal world filled with the heights and depths of feeling, but do virtually nothing with their lives. And yet, these feelings linger into adulthood and are so sincere that I cannot help but get caught up in their energy. His poems translate the inherent multiplicity each individual feels, the struggle of being nothing and all things at once, the conflict between actions and potential. For those interested in more of Pessoa’s writings, I recommend The Book of Disquiet.