- Tue 22 Nov 2016
- 8:00 pm
A provocative and deeply moving work combining new music for classical accordion, poetry, photography and film commemorating the spirit of the Sarajevans who lived through the longest siege in modern history. It lasted 1,425 days and 13,952 people lost their lives.
Sklonište (meaning ‘shelter’) commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Siege of Sarajevo and celebrates the resilience and humour of a city now mostly forgotten by the West. The piece combines new music by Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain* for solo classical accordion with electroacoustic soundscape, a selection of texts from the acclaimed work of poetry Sarajevo Blues by the Bosnian poet Semezdin Mehmedinovic combined with Sarajavean testament and aid-worker/photographer Jim Marshall’s photographs and personal experience.