Waves & Lines is a 50-minute multimedia song cycle for soprano, electronics and chamber ensemble. The album is based on a collection of Afghan women’s folk poems called landays. These poems are passed down secretly as a sung oral tradition and were collected and translated by Eliza Griswold in the book I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from contemporary Afghanistan.
Composed by Gemma Peacocke Adapted from I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan by Eliza Griswold.
Released on New Amsterdam Records.
Eliza Bagg, Voice Borah Han, Piano Adam Holmes, Percussion Pat Swoboda, Bass