PERSEVERE

World premiere scheduled for March 23, 2017 at the Scripps Performing Arts Centre.
Supported with an ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Text/libretto: early Buddhist Pali texts from female disciples of the historical Buddha collected in the Therīgāthā  (circa 500 B.C.), poetry from the 9th-century Tibetan Yeshe Tsogyel,  and contemporary Tibetan Khandro Tāre Lhamo, both in the original Tibetan; Composer: Karola Obermüller (University of New Mexico)Music for soprano, harp, voice, and live electronics.
Written for Anne Harley and Barbara Pöschl-Edrich
Poetic translation, pronunciation and word-for-word translation: Jim Anderson, Holly Gayley, Bryan Levman, and Dolma Kyab.