Moving Surfaces by Niloufar Shiri



Trained in Persian classical music in her native Iran, Niloufar tells of the plight of female musicians in Iran who are forbidden to sing, and the struggle against this oppressed expressive art.

 

'Moving Surfaces' by Niloufar Shiri

Commissioners: Susan Bienkowski & Wang Lee

Soprano: Alejandra Martinez

Pianist: Stephen Karr

A/V Editing: Stephen Karr

Text by H. E. Sayeh

 

Text:

A bell sounded in my chest,

A bell for love or death?

No lips opened to answer me.

A gust of wind killed the lantern.

 

The bell tolled in my chest,

A bell for love or death?

No lips opened to answer me.

A gust of wind killed the lantern.

Night spread like a terrible dream.

 

I asked for whom is the bell ringing?



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