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Four Pageant Motifs for Ida B. Wells

by Mary Edwards

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Mary Edwards composed the score for Ida B N' The Lynching Tree, a theatrical performance that tells the story of Ida B. Wells, a posthumous Pulitzer Prize Award winning journalist and founding member of the NAACP, by moving through major events of her life to include her lifelong crusade against lynchings and inequities. Directed by David Poole (The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble) book by Carolyn Nur Wistrand, it premiered as part of the 33rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, 2022.


released May 16, 2022

Composed and Performed by Mary Edwards


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Mary Edwards New York, New York

Mary Edwards is a composer, songwriter and sound artist whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations. Themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout her work. ... more


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