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Author of Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children – premiere recording

On September 12th and 13th, Robert Plane, Ittai Shapira and BBC National Orchestra of Wales make the premiere recording of ‘Midnight’s Children’, a double concerto for violin and clarinet by violinist/composer Ittai Shapira.

This composition is inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel, Midnight’s Children, which examines questions of loss and political violence.  While providing insights into Indian history and the Partition, its insights into the struggles at the heart of exile and displacement connect closely with the current refugee crisis.

The overall project, of which this recording is a central element, is being developed in collaboration with Sir Salman Rushdie and Alexander Klingspor.

Please see the Sound Potential website for more details.

Image credit: Syrie Moskowitz.


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