Maku is inspired by excerpts from the the Báb’s letter to Muhammad Shah, the king of Iran (1808-1848) while he was imprisoned in Maku for 9 months. It is scored for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello and audio playback.
It is a personal reflection on how human being responds to physical and spiritual suffering and pain. What was fascinating and resonated with me was to understand that when we reach our threshold or the point that we think this is too much and we can’t to take it any more, we tend to turn to spirituality and find comfort.