They Will Take My Island
Atom Egoyan, films and direction Mary Kouyoumdjian, composition Laurie Olinder, projection artist JACK Quartet Silvana Quartet Unreleased scenes and highly personal short films by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) are given original new scores by Armenian American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian in this MetLiveArts commission. Egoyan's highly personal films and excerpts on the life of abstract painter Arshile Gorky are infused with themes of family and immigration. Kouyoumdjian's string quartets Bombs of Beirut and Silent Cranes explore her family's history with the Lebanese Civil War and Armenian Genocide through survivor testimonies and documentary.
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
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