beneath/sound is a setting of an evocative spatialized poem by Toronto-born poet Yaya Yao entitled "sound" (from "flesh/tongue"). The music explores soaring melodies and intricate textures, bringing to life the earthly beauty and mystery of the poem.
“From the outset of Katerina’s work, we are on a journey of aural exploration as she thoughtfully builds a choral soundscape between high tension and mysterious silence. Katerina asks the singers to improvise and takes them on a fascinating journey of textural discovery.”
- Robert Cooper, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Artistic Director
beneath/sound was commissioned by the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Artistic Director Robert Cooper and premiered at "Raising Her Voice" on March 8, 2019 at Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto, Ontario, Canada conducted by Elise Naccarato.