Layale Chaker, violin
& musicians of Sarafand (piano, cello, double bass, percussions)
Violinist and composer Layale Chaker will be presenting extracts of Two Coasts: Past and Current Streams, a project supported in 2018 by the Diaphonique fund for Contemporary music run by the Institut français. It reimagines works by Baroque French and English composers ranging from Rameau to Dowland as intersecting streams that explore the theme of water.
The suite will be presented as a chamber jazz quintet version, followed by her newest work, Radio Afloat, the vision of a radio lost at sea, that evokes a reflection on the intertwined destinies of people and the natural world. It manifests even louder in times of collective pain, a commentary on the ebb and flow of politics of power and conflict that further the vulnerability of the land and those who tend to it.