FRI / NOV 9TH 7 PM
temppeliaukio church (lutherinkatu 3)
Farangis Nurulla-Khoja is a Tajik-Swedish-Canadian composer born in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) in the family of well-known Tajik composer, Ziyodullo Shahidi. She holds a doctorat of Fine Arts in Composition from the University of Gothenburg, she also studied electro-acoustic music at IRCAM (Paris), as well as did her doctoral studies at UCSD (San Diego, California). For her, making music is a journey into the unknown, a search for sounds unheard and forms unseen.
Ni d'ici-ni d'ailleurs - for ensemble (2015)
This piece is dedicated to displaced individuals all over the world who have left their homes in the hope of finding equilibrium elsewhere. There is a nostalgia for their old homes, but many of these people succeed in creating a cross-cultural unique identity. Ni d'ici ni d'ailleurs is inspired by my own experience as a displaced person, as well.