dedicated to Bassel Shahade
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra — Flute, Clarinet in B flat, Bassoon, Trumpet in B flat, Timpani, Violin I + II, Viola, Violincello.
Duration: 5 minutes
Be Not Water, Taking The Tint Of All Colors is a one-movement piece dedicated to the young filmmaker Bassel Shahade, who died in his native Syria documenting civil unrest which took place in early 2012. The title is taken from a Syrian proverb, and the work was commissioned by The Traction Ave. Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles.