Each commissioned composer is also asked to record a short personal video about their piece, their racial and cultural heritage, or the song(s) their piece is based around. Each composer's video is shared with the audience before the Duo performs their piece. These videos help audience members relate to not only the music, but to the composers' experiences navigating this country culturally and racially, and the videos also help to humanize social and racial injustices and wrongdoings. Through performances of these commissions, as well as other works by under-represented composers, the Duo opens up dialog with and amongst audience members
Please click here to learn more about each commissioned composer.
Take a sneak-peek at some of our composers' videos in this montage of selected excerpts.