Amir ElSaffar Receives MAP Fund Grant for Rivers of Sound

Rivers of Sound is a 60-minute work composed for an ensemble of 17 instrumentalists and vocalists of diverse musical backgrounds, performing on Arab, Central Asian, South Asian, and Western instruments. Rivers of Sound is an outgrowth of the Two Rivers large ensemble and incorporates elements of maqam with jazz and other contemporary musical practices to create a musical environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication. Learn more about the MAP Fund.