Lior Navok - Found in a Train Station
By Mandolin Cafe
June 14, 2008 - 4:00 pm
Boston, Mass. — Found in a Train Station is the title of a new composition for vocal and mandolin (soprano, mandolin, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) by composer Lior Navok.
The text for the composition is based on a note found at a train station in Poland during the Second World War. It contained the last words of a mother, who right before stepping into the train that carried Jewish passengers to their bitter end, had decided to abandon her child with an attached note, bearing the hope that someone will have a heart to save the child.
The work is dedicated to mandolin player Avi Avital and was commissioned in memory of Edwin Jaffe. It premiered earlier this year in Modena, Italy.
Lior Navok has earned his place as one of the most innovative, fresh and communicative composers of the younger generation. His music, emerging from reflections on nature and humanity, bridges between the realistic and the mysterious, the conscious and unconscious.
Described by the Boston Globe as "colorful, haunting, accomplished and exciting", Navok's music takes listeners into revealing journeys through sound.
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