Composed by
Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh
With electronics
Work premiered
March 2024
9 minutes

A few words to describe Sirens would be: introspective, personal, hidden, effervescence, ominous, and seductive.

Written to explore the notion and make-up of "selfhood", the piece utilizes an assemblage of sounds and textures to depict the inner voices we hear within ourselves, floating about on waves of the most secretive thoughts and emotions, guiding us towards discoveries and realizations buried deeply beneath the facade of our everyday being. The feeling of being muted is as suffocating as if drowned by an oceanic swell; the screams that erupt from the silence of a voice that didn't exist before is a cathartic release. Only then, can the healing begin.

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