Inbal Segev to premiere Gity Razaz's "Legend of Sigh" at National Sawdust
On Friday, February 19, 2015 at 7pm at National Sawdust, Inbal Segev will give the world premiere performance of Legend of Sigh, a brand new multimedia, immersive piece for cello and electronics written for her by composer Gity Razaz with video and projection design by filmmaker Carmen Kordas. Legend of Sigh was workshopped in May 2015 as part of VisionIntoArt’s second annual FERUS Festival at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.
Watch an excerpt from the workshop performance.
Legend of Sigh explores the themes of birth, transformation, and death through the retelling of an old Azerbaijani folktale about a mysterious being, Sigh, who appears every time someone lets out a heartfelt sigh, unknowingly calling out to him.
Of working with Razaz and Kordas on this new piece, Inbal Segev says, “The collaboration among Gity, Carmen, and me felt right from the very beginning, perhaps due to the fact that we are all expatriates and perhaps because we are all strong women and the subject matter of the piece has a lot to do with that. I am thrilled with the end result and with Legend of Sigh, my first multimedia collaboration.”