Rizgar Ismael - Şengal


Created at 24. Jan. 2018

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Rizgar Ismael is a Kurdish-Canadian composer. He holds a bachelor degree in Music Composition from University of Toronto . In 2016 he began his master studies in music composition under Prof. Erland Freudenthaler at Anton Bruckner University of Arts in Linz.

Rizgar Ismael
for String Orchestra (2017) Uraufführung
I wrote this piece as tribute to the Yazidi genocide victims in Kurdistan region of Iraq. It is based on a true story that involves a 54-year-old Yazidi Shepherd named Amin Jendi who was captured by ISIS. Amin Jendi was herding his flock in northwest Iraq on an August morning last year when Islamic State (Isis) militants attacked. By the time the 54-year-old returned to his village in the Sinjar area at lunchtime, Isis had taken over, and he was detained by the militants (Hawramy, Fazel, 2015). I used the shepherd’s struggle and suffering as a metaphor for all the Yazidi people who have suffered the most atrocious act committed by horrible people.
Hawramy, Fazel. „Freed Yazidi: I Was Beaten by Isis Because I Refused to Say the Shahada.“ The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 19 Jan. 2015. Web. 28 July 2017.


Leicht über Linz
Horchester Symphonierorchester der Bruckneruniversität
Leitung: Christoph Cech
07.12.2017  19.30 Uhr
Großer Saal  ABPU

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