Songs for Murdered Sisters will be released on film (Feb. 19, 2021) and as a digital album (March 5, 2021).
The song cycle was conceived not only for voice and piano, but also in a fully orchestrated version. It was co-commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.
The film, directed by James Niebuhr, will debut on Feb. 19 on Marquee TV and will stream for free for 30 days. The album will be released on March 5 via Pentatone Music.
“Margaret’s words and Jake’s music have opened a door, and stepping through it has allowed me to access all my complicated feelings surrounding Nathalie’s death,” reflected Hopkins. “But meaning transforms grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. These songs have provided that meaning for me.” – Joshua Hopkins
Watch the trailer, below: