Friday, July 1, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (EDT)
Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY, United States

"32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World" is a global music-commissioning, performing, and recording project curated by pianist Yael Weiss. The project commissions a diverse group of composers from countries of conflict and unrest around the world, with all new works unified by a single "Peace motif" from Beethoven, where he added the inscription "A Call for Inward and Outward Peace" above the notes. Each new composition is connected to one of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. "32 Bright Clouds" aims to harness music's great power for unity and peace. 

Program notes:

Into the Maelstrom is dedicated to the people affected by the ongoing tensions around the Gaza Strip and southern Israel, two peoples who share a deep love for the same land.

Let me be a Scarlet Flame... is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 2020 Artsakhian war.

De Adoración y Espanto ("Of Adoration and Fear") is dedicated to the hundreds of community leaders in Colombia who are being subjected to widespread and systematic intimidation and assassination.

Isiko: An African Ritual for Ancestral Intercession is dedicated to Uyinene Mrwetyana and other victims of femicide in South Africa.


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