Taking the title and libretto from an existing poem by the late Assyrian poet Sargon Boulus (1944-2007) translated from Arabic into English by the author, Marcus Davidson created a new composition for this unique ensemble.
The 25 minute piece draws on the unique sounds and individual qualities of the
instruments and instrumentalists themselves, exploring the meeting of
performing traditions from the east and west. Creating a sound source for the, as
yet, unexplored combination of ud, voice and cello.
Toured throughout the UK in June 2011 – Premiere at St. Ethelburgas, London.
Other venues included North Wall, Oxford (part of the Oxford Contemporary