Composed by Gemma Peacocke
Directed by Benita de Wit
Projections by Anchuli Felicia King
Lighting by Chris Thielking
Voice: Eliza Bagg, Percussion: Adam Holmes, Piano: Borah Han, Bass: Shawn Lovato
Waves + Lines is a multimedia song cycle for voice, electronics and chamber ensemble, adapted from Eliza Griswold‘s book, I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan. Landays comprise a single rhyming couplet on subjects like love, grief, home, and war. The ultraconservative regime of the Taliban has meant that the lives of Afghani women are largely invisible to the outside world. Landays offer a surprising and vivid glimpse into this secret world.
Photography by Whitney George.