one story

Composer:
Faye Chiao

Librettist:

Composer website:
https://www.fayechiao.com/one-story

Composer contact:
info@fayechiao.com¬†Â 

Performance forces:
soprano, narrator ‚ÄĒ chamber ensemble

Length:
0:20

Languages:

Notes:
"one story" is a dramatic chamber work for soprano, narrator, and chamber ensemble, inspired by an article by author Dinaw Mengestu.  Mengestu interviewed refugees with the aim of capturing the harsh experience of war through individual stories. Coming from a family whose experience was profoundly shaped by the refugee experience, his piece spoke to me strongly. In interweaving these stories into one, I hoped that presenting one story might point towards and honor the many stories of other refugees, each poignant and significant. Commissioned by The Johns Hopkins University