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Sophia’s Forest Sound Sculpture 2

This month, Opera Parallèle, led by Nicole Paiement and Brian Staufenbiel, presents Sophia’s Forest, which features nine sound sculptures designed by Lembit Beecher and built in conjunction with Drexel University’s ExCITe Center. | Photo courtesy of Lembit Beecher

During an interview to discuss Opera Parallèle’s forthcoming presentation of Sophia’s Forest, Nicole Paiement is searching for the right word to complete a thought when colleague Brian Staufenbiel helpfully offers: “Challenges?”

Brian, Nicole and Lembit Beecher

“There were no two people I’d rather work with on this project than Nicole and Brian,” says composer Beecher (far right) of Sophia’s Forest, which makes its West Coast premiere this month. | Photo courtesy of Opera Parallèle

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