CYCLE 2: BABEL
“Babel” presents songs in multiple languages about the struggle to communicate. C4 will premiere six pieces on our Cycle 2 concert, including Brian Mountford's piece "Lest We Be Scattered" and Alexander Boostrom piece “Of One Voice,” both of which center around the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. Another world premiere comes from composer Bruce Saylor, which focuses on the Syrian diaspora and utilizes texts from ancient and contemporary Arab poets. Chino Toledo’s rousing piece “Sitsit Digidong” includes both Tagalog and nonsense syllables in a highly rhythmic and energetic celebration of language and sound. Also on the program: works by Bushra El-Turk, Mario Gullo, and Leah Ofman.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:00pm
Church of the Transfiguration (The Little Church Around the Corner)
1 East 29th Street
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00pm
St. John's in the Village
218 West 11th Street