Renowned composer, Shirish Korde, known for his expressive work integrating and synthesizing music of diverse cultures, contacted Leila Philip after reading the title poem, Water Rising. Shirish Korde worked with Evans and Philip to compose music in response to the watercolors and to set some of the poems to music. The result was a series of beautiful pieces for cello, used in multi-media performances that combined projections of the watercolors, spoken word recitations, by Leila Philip, of the poems, and performances of the cello pieces by Jan Müller-Szeraws. Recordings of these piece, by Jan Müller-Szeraws, have also become an integral part of the video installation. A recording of one of these pieces, Lalit, can be heard bellow.
Listen to the Music
Lalit, Composed by Shirish Korde, Performed by Jan Müller-Szeraws