Métamorphose is a short work for orchestra, mixed choir and qanoun solo. It describes the post-revolution period in Egypt with its uncertainty and instability, but also the sometimes interrupted, but never dying, hopes for a better future. To portray the complex Egyptian culture reaching back thousands of years, and the distinctive identity of its people, the qanoun is used.
The work opens with a short, glorious introduction representing the day of the fall of the old regime, carrying in it dreams and aspirations for a new beginning; dissonance and chaos follow, with stolen joy and rising fears as hundreds of martyrs start falling. The piece continues to describe the battle between pro- and anti-revolution powers, reaching a conclusion in which the choir sings in majestic unison, with a beam of light coming from above: the hand of God will guide the change if we only believe.
"La Philosophie de la vie" 2005A work on the Poem of Elie Abou Madi
For Mixed Choir,FemaleTraditional Arabic singer
Percussions and Two Pianos.