Cambodian composer Chinary Ung came to the U.S. to study clarinet and composition but was forced to stay when the Khmer Rouge uprising broke out in his home country killing millions.
Over the years he has helped many family members and friends escape that regime and has documented his struggles in music. He talks to Relevant Tones about his life and music.
Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Sarah Zwinklis
Oracle by Chinary Ung
Da Capo Chamber Players; Lucy Shelton, soprano; Michael Adelson, conductor; William Anderson, guitar
Singing Inside Aura by Chinary Ung
Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Susan Ung, viola and voice
Grand Spiral: Desert Flowers Bloom by Chinary Ung
Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Gil Rose, conductor