My journey has taking me to both the most beautiful of summits and the deepest, darkest of valleys. Yet people have told me time and again that my music speaks to them. What transition can we sing about? What joy? What celebration? What sorrow? Can our music subvert the given narrative? Can our song persevere? Can we triumph?
ISCM World New Music Days 17 Performed by musica intima, Vancouver, B.C.
Nigra Sum (2017) Performed by SONAM Dr. Allan Friedman, Conductor
My Name is Lamiya: Don’t Call Me ‘Refugee’ (2017) Performed by Harmonium Choral Society Dr. Anne Matlack, Conductor
Pacem Relinquo Vobis from Requiem Dies Magna Performed by Long Island Voices, Sound Symphony Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, Conductor