Coptic Sacrifice David Mesiha

By the banks of the Nile music rang across the giant pillars of ancient Egyptian temples and continued to reverberate for millennia to its modern age propagation through the traditional hymns of the Coptic Church (as sung by well know Coptic priest father Youssef Assaad). The contrast between modern day Coptic Christians and their age-old traditions is an intriguing dilemma between two worlds that I chose to explore through an odd sense of harmony between Granular Synthesis and ancient Coptic melodies, in a context that explores the emotional and existentialist crisis surrounding Abraham’s Sacrifice of his only son Isaac. A conflict that is all too familiar to Coptic Christians who have survived centuries of discrimination, and at times torture, to present a odd harmony between tradition and modernity, still with music reverberating off the pillars by the banks of the Nile.

  • Year of composition: 2007
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:00
  • Production: SFU

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