The Story of Minha Terra

The use of spoken voice as a tool for orchestral composition is a field that few composers have dared to explore.

 Discover how Brazilian composer Denis Nassar finds a fresh way of making music by using his native language of Portuguese as the foundation.

 Take a closer look at Brazilian Portuguese, a beautiful and complex language rooted in more than 500 years of tradition.

 Hear the stories of local Albertans and world-renowned composers as they discuss their approaches, experiences and challenges creating music – and how language has guided their discovery.