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The Dreams of a Sleeping World

by Chad Cannon / Mate Bekavac / Oscar Oiwa

For full symphony, chorus, and woodwind soloist, this concert work explores 10 paintings from the fantastical world of Brazilian-Japanese artist Oscar Oiwa. Poetry from Tibet, Nepal, Japan, Myanmar, USA, India/Bangladesh and Vietnam is paired with each painting, woven together with clarinet, bass clarinet, duduk, and Native American-style flutes, all performed by virtuoso Mate Bekavac. Recordings here are a sample only. Debut by Mate Bekavac and the Slovenia Philharmonic, under Vladimir Kulenovic, scheduled Nov 23-24, 2017 in Ljubljana.