Turning Point Ensemble (TPE) created a successful partnership with Canadian/Tajik composer Farangis Nurulla-Khoja a few years ago, and it continues with the upcoming Sounds Unheard; a full in-depth program of Nurulla-Khoja’s music through a portrait concert.
The collaboration between Turning Point Ensemble and Farangis Nurulla-Khoja began in 2014 when TPE commissioned her to compose a new piece entitled, Le jour ma nuit, included in the program. The portrait concert also comprises Un Voyageur, a new work for solo trombone performed by TPE’s Jeremy Berkman and Ni di ‘ici ni d’ailleurs, dedicated to displaced individuals all over the world who have left their homes in the hope of finding equilibrium elsewhere.
Inspired by her own experience as a displaced person, it has an evolutionary quality, with sounds gradually changing during the course of the piece through subtle adjustments in technique.
The work as a contemporary music composer focuses on vocal intonations and its unique ability to influence our perception and understanding of our surroundings.
Sounds Unheard plays Saturday, May 11 at 2pm and Sunday, May 12 at 7:30pm at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver
*** 15 January 2020 – content edited per artist’s request ***