Songs from the Edge
String Quartet No. 1 For Mezzo-Soprano and string quartet
Text: Annette Pashayan
World Premiere: The Chautauqua Festival, 31.7.2006
Janine Hawley, The Audubon Quartet
“Songs from the Edge” is a work in five movements for Mezzo-Soprano and string quartet. The composition is based on a set of 5 poems written by Dr. Annette Pashayan in 1996 about her experiences with breast cancer. Each poem deals with a specific aspect of her struggle with the disease.