Breathing In The Shadows
Label: Leaf Music
Gray, Derek; Peterson, Scott; Batt, Maureen; Hanus, Tiffany; Scott, Tara; Wong, Natalie; Shahi, Saman; Lutek, Peter; Ockrant, Cheryl; Arciniegas, Fabián
“Breathing in the Shadows” is the debut album from Iranian-Canadian composer, Saman Shahi. The album includes three song cycles, two of which are based on poetry by women from across the globe. “Breathing in the Shadows” core themes deal with prejudice, oppression, and inner dissatisfaction, resonating with many different communities that historically have lived through the experiences of these struggles. The music carries an important message of unity and hope. Saman Shahi is an award-winning and published composer, pianist, conductor and educator based in Toronto. He's active in classical music, new music, Iranian traditional music, rock and electronic music, and because of his constant activities in Canada and abroad he has become a sought after performer and composer.