Chapter Five, Violin Soloist
This soulful violin solo transcends nations, religions, and ideologies while speaking the language of brotherhood, peace and reconciliation. Soaring in breadth and soulful in character, it binds us together in our common quest for hope, peace and transformation on earth.
Chapter SevenTender Dismay
This piece is a combination of light melody accompanied by multiple layers of string effects creating a somewhat innocent yet sensitive mood combined with disturbing unearthly and slightly disturbing textures to accompany the eerie footage of mass sprayings in the US of cities and populations with DDT during the 1950’s-60’s. This chapter also pays homage to Rachel Carson, Biologist and environmentalist, who warned about its deadly effects in her book, The Silent Spring.
Chapter Eight Prayer
This chapter promises to be very intense and emotional. Nested between Sonita’s powerful performance and Penka’s piece, Prayer will be a moment of mourning, reflection and hope. It is paired with a Memoriam to victims of honor killings.
When I composed this piece, I wanted to create a very sacred mood where we feel the loss and the pain, but also the hope shining through. The strings were arranged to create the effect of the sound of a church organ. Combined with the visuals, it shows the disturbing reality of beautiful women and girls murdered in what should have been the prime of their lives. I hope that Prayer will be able to say musically what is beyond words.
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