You Moving Stars

You Moving Stars
for soprano, electric guitar and percussion
Commissioned by Anne Harley, Voices of the Pearl
Additional Collaborators:  Steve Thachuk, guitar; Andrew Nguy 魏民安, Pomona College Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Voices of the Pearl traces, in newly commissioned song cycles, the tenuous lineage of women who dared to encounter the unmediated divine; their efforts span time, religion, nation and culture.  The project commissions, performs and records musical works from composers across the globe, setting text by and about female esoterics from world traditions throughout history, reclaiming these lost voices and the tradition of female spirituality.  Voices of the Pearl traces the tenuous lineage of women who dared to encounter the unmediated divine; their efforts span time, religion, nation and culture.

This work will be performed across Canada, the USA, and China during 2018.