Before and After the Tekke is inspired by Mesa Selimovic's book about an 18th century dervish in Bosnia, my visit to an 18th century Tekke - dervish monastery - in Herzegovina at the karstic Buna river spring, Bosnian Christian Orthodox and Islamic music idioms, and the sounds of New York City. The piece features tuning of my design woven with tempered intonation.Strangely, if you travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina you won’t find this music. It is dreamed up from sounds that I have once known but since forgotten. Violinist Ana Milosavljevic commissioned the work. It was premiered with projected animated paintings at The Times Center in NYC.
Ana Milosavljevic, amplified violin
Jessica Lee, animated paintings
Jason Jeunnette, lighting design
Svjetlana Bukvich, electronics & voice, stage concept & design
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