My 30-minute work for choir and percussion, entitled 'Babylon', will be performed by the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of conductor Michael Bawtree. The piece brings together texts from various American folk sources (notably from recordings made by Alan Lomax) alongside sacred texts, all on themes of journeying and solitude. This is the final piece for my PhD portfolio and promises to be one of my more dramatic works.
*Update: despite the "Beast from the East" snowstorm, my family all made it in and out of Aberdeen safely and the performance was a great success thanks to the passionate performance and technical skill of all of the musicians involved, especially the choir. A full recording of the work can be found here (all movements are available in the playlist) and the score is available for perusal.