September 2020 "The Songs of Nature" in Leidsehofjesconcerten, Leiden, Nederlands
The music by singer-songwriter Marina Trisic from Serbia in collaboration with pianist, composer, and poet Sharon Stewart from the USA, is contemporary world music with piano and voice inspired by East-European and Balkan folktales and ballads. Marina Trisic and Sharon Stewart invite you on a musical journey. These tales of nature, Ballades of the East (CD) are woven together by Marina and Sharon through folklore-inspired contemporary composition and improvisation combined with poetic interventions. With her heartfelt, tender yet deeply penetrating vocal sound, Marina seeks to express and share what she most likes to share: the deep intangible layers of her heart and soul. As she sings about the river, the storm, the mountain, or the winter, she seeks to bring us into profound contact with nature. Nature as a refuge and a source of inspiration and healing. Nature that can be harsh and dangerous at times, yet also deeply soothing and overwhelmingly beautiful. Nature as an inseparable part of who we are as human beings.