brave (working title) is a 45-minute, multi-composer staged song cycle that brings together an all-female creative team of six composers, three performers, and a stage director. Through the sensitivity and power of the human voice, brave examines the neurological aftermath of trauma: how a fragmented self and body coalesces back into one voice; from silence and isolation to communication and connection.
Six composers—Eve Beglarian, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, Osnat Netzer, Katherine Young, & Du Yun— will write a 5-8 minute piece for the project.
The commissioned songs will be for various combinations of voice, percussion, violin, and electronics, performed by Lucy Dhegrae (voice), Amy Garapic (percussion), and Pala Garcia (violin).
Stage Director Alison Moritz’s recent productions have been lauded as “about as gorgeous and accessible as any opera anywhere” (The Commercial Appeal).