Playwright, Lyricist, Librettist

Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving is a song cycle written by Melisa Tien and Joseph N. Rubinstein.


Daylight Saving is a song cycle I'm writing with composer Joseph N. Rubinstein.

It's about a woman who is waiting to hear from her partner, a soldier away at war. The cycle is structured around four emotional 'seasons', and explores the elasticity of time, memory, and experience while one is in a state of not-knowing.


The newest songs from the cycle were presented Jan. 2018 at Inside the Underground @ The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC.