Silkroad Ensemble Presents: Home Within (main series)
Silkroad Ensemble Presents: Home Within
Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration – for the exchange of ideas, tradition, and innovation across borders. In an innovative experiment, he brought together musicians from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a musical language founded in difference, thus creating the foundation of Silkroad: both a touring ensemble comprised of world-class musicians from all over the globe and a social impact organization working to make a positive impact across borders through the arts. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad leads social impact initiatives and educational programming alongside the creation of new music by the Grammy-Award winning Silkroad Ensemble.
Home Within is an emotional accounting of home in a time of conflict. An audio-visual performance conceived by Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad, the result is an impressionistic reflection on the unity of loss, longing, and the impact of tragedy on our sense of ‘home.’ Rather than follow a narrative, the artists document ‘home’ within specific moments in Syria’s recent history, using the counterpoint between image and sound to establish a sense of sustained urgency and continued hope for both their homeland and communities around the world.
Home Within was originally created as a duo collaboration in 2013; now, the work is taking on new life as a large-scale collaboration with Silkroad.
Home Within Artists:
- Kinan Azmeh
- Kevork Mourad
- Layale Chaker
- Shawn Conley
- Karen Ouzounian
- Issam Rafea
- Shane Shanahan
Monday, April 11, 2022, 7:30 PM
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
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