Diasporic Music

Stephen “Lucky” Mosko wrote a great series of chamber pieces in the 80’s called Indigenous Music. They are titled such because he was the only composer living in Green Valley (about 1 hr. north of L.A.), and therefore felt well suited to define what was musically “indigenous” to the area.

But what about those of us who don’t feel indigenous to the place we are living? By mutual exclusion, we are necessarily part of a diaspora. The term diaspora refers to anybody disconnected from the place they consider their home. Diasporic Music is an ongoing series of solo instrumental pieces that contemplate different aspects of what exactly that means.

DIASPORIC MUSIC #1: HOME – 5:50 (2007)
Solo Viola


DIASPORIC MUSIC #2: DRUM – 4:16 (2008)
Solo Bb Clarinet


DIASPORIC MUSIC #3: INDUSTRY – 5:43 (2009)
Solo Trumpet


DIASPORIC MUSIC #4: DISTANCE – 16:35 (2009)
Solo Violin


DIASPORIC MUSIC #5: TRAVEL– 6:52 (2012)
Solo Trombone


DIASPORIC MUSIC #6: HISTORIES – 15:00 (2012)
Solo Flute


DIASPORIC MUSIC #7: IDENTITY– 7:41 (2012)
Solo Cello