"Todo o Meu Ser" with its Portuguese lyrics and Brazilian flavor actually has its roots with the Inuit who are indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic. While I was a Fellow at the Instituto Sacatar Artist Residency in Bahia, Brazil in 2009, I was inspired to set to music a favorite quote originating with Inuit shaman, Orpingalik: “How many songs I have I cannot tell you. All my being is a song, and I sing as I draw breath.” Beautiful words, but even more lyrical in Portuguese!
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"[her piece] is about the unity of music and self... She's such a wonderfully virile and vibrant composer and all of her music has this pertinent rhythmic aspect that enlivens all of the words." — Charles Bruffy, director Phoenix Chorale