for strings, woodwinds, and percussions.

Commissioned by/Premiere

Unperformed

Duration

ca. 07:50 minuets

Score

Note

“A Story to Tell: Gaza 2021” is a poignant and evocative musical composition that serves as a haunting testament to the indomitable human spirit during times of adversity. Created during the 11-day conflict in Gaza City in May 2021, this composition is a deeply personal and emotional journey that reflects the lived experiences of its composer and their family amidst the turmoil of war.

This moving composition is expertly scored for strings, woodwinds, and percussions, allowing each instrument to contribute its unique voice to the narrative. Each section of the piece encapsulates a different facet of the wartime experience, ranging from moments of fear and uncertainty to glimpses of hope and resilience.

As you listen to “A Story to Tell,” you will be transported into the heart of a community facing unimaginable challenges. The strings weave together a tapestry of emotions, mirroring the ebb and flow of daily life under the shadow of conflict. The woodwinds provide moments of contemplation and introspection, allowing us to reflect on the profound human connections that endure even in the harshest of circumstances. The percussions, at times thunderous and at times delicate, underscore the persistence and determination of the people in the face of adversity.

This composition is more than just music; it is a profound and heartfelt expression of the human experience during times of war. It invites the listener to bear witness to the resilience, courage, and hope that can emerge even in the darkest of hours. “A Story to Tell: Gaza 2021” is a tribute to the unwavering strength of the human spirit and a reminder that, in the face of adversity, art can serve as a beacon of light and a source of solace.

Experience this powerful musical journey and join in the reflection on the shared experiences of humanity in times of crisis through “A Story to Tell: Gaza 2021.”