released August 5, 2014
Composed and Conducted by Qasim Naqvi
Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Munsey
Many thanks to Mariam Ghani, Erin Ellen Kelly, Andrew Munsey, Amy Mackie, Geir Haraldseth and the Rogaland Kunstsenter for making this project possible.
A special thanks to all the singers for their stunning musical contributions.
Recorded live at Issue Project Room on April 20, 2014
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Qasim Naqvi BMI 2014
"Terrific"-Alex Ross, classical music writer/New Yorker
"An extraordinary, strikingly beautiful piece"-Lawrence A. Johnson/Chicago Classical Review
"a complex but evocative babel of voices in which words are distinguishable as sounds at once floating and, paradoxically, grounded in terra firma." - John von Rhein/Chicago Tribune
"Sounds great! Simultaneously introspective and dramatic, which is a neat trick."-David Lang, Pulitzer Prize winning composer and founder of Bang on a Can
"It’s beautiful, slow-moving, very abstract, and yet moving and rewarding. It has silence built into it. It is conceptually fascinating (as you will see in a second). And it fuses and electronic music impulse to the oldest musical instrument of all, the human voice."-Rick Moody, The Rumpus
"Love the piece, really captivating and insidious in the best possible way!"-Alex Ambrose, Q2
The Rumpus Interview
WNYC New Sounds
Chicago Classical Review