The Story of Our Journey: Film Screening
Sunday, January 14, 2024
The Story of Our Journey is a collaboration by clarinetist Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, composer Dylan Findley, and Their Story is Our Story (TSOS), an international refugee advocacy organization. The musical score and accompanying film merge clarinet, fixed media electronics, and interviews with refugees detailing their extraordinary journeys from homes lost to new homes in foreign lands. Rather than offer commentary or solutions to the crisis, the music allows the refugees to speak directly and personally to each listener.
About the Artists:
Dr. Dylan Findley is a music composer and educator who writes music as a sacred act of expressing truths through emotion, intellect and embodied physicality. As such, he enjoys the interplay between symbolism, the perception of musical space and time, and exploring interesting sounds. His works have been performed in Colombia, Brazil, Italy, and across the United States.
Dr. Csaba Jevtic-Somlai is an avid performer and educator who has performed professionally in Europe, Asia, and North America since 2001. His initial idea of materializing current issues surrounding the refugee crisis into an art composition has yielded much fruit through collaboration with TSOS. Through his artwork, he hopes to amplify the voices of underrepresented groups of people and advocate for positive change and greater understanding.
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