From the recording Beringia
Beringia beckons listeners to embark on a transformative journey, echoing the courageous footsteps of those who long ago ventured across the Bering Strait. Traversing the vast expanse of the human spirit, the music weaves together expressions of yearning and remembrance with hopeful exhilaration.
At its core, Beringia encapsulates a timeless narrative of discovery and loss, celebration and longing, and how our ability to navigate through both shapes the very essence of our humanity.
This musical odyssey invites us to reflect on our own past and future journeys, as we navigate the ancient waterways and nameless peaks alongside those who came before. May this work honor their enduring legacy, and all bridges which connect across time and place.
Performance on August 1st, 2023 as a part of the Tonal Composers Festival, in Brasilia, Brazil.
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfônica Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro
Conductor: Maestro Nayden Todorov
Composer: Ben Johnston-Urey