Songs For Days To Come is a collaboration of music and poetry, navigating personal landscapes of home, faith, and friendship in times seemingly bent on shattering these human birthrights. In this multi-year project, composer Kinan Azmeh sets contemporary Syrian poems in chamber music soundscapes that meld Arabic and Western traditions with improvisation and spoken voices.
Commissioned by Arbor, Songs for Days to Come adds another dimension to the chamber music canon and draws listeners through an intimate journey.
The pairing of Azmeh’s music with contemporary poetry of his far-flung compatriots is a reassuring expression of the freedom found in collaboration, art, music, and poetry.
Songs for Days to Come, Vol. 1 features Kinan Azmeh with soprano Dima Orsho, cellist Kinan Abou-Afach, pianist Lenore Davis, and poets Lukman Derky, Mohammad Abou-Laban, Liwaa Yazji, Hazem al-Azmeh, and Adnan Odeh.