The author recorded six women from her local community in North Carolina. They shared and reflected about their dreams and fears while also evaluating the things they gained and lost in moving to the US. This work became a song cycle with music by Argentine composer Alejandro Rutty and lyrics based on the interviews, which the author edited from the exact words they expressed in their conversations. Rutty and the author used fragments of these interviews as part of an audio collage played at the beginning of each song.
"The Other Side of My Heart: Latina Immigrant’s Oral History in Music,"
Music & Musical Performance:
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/mmp/vol1/iss1/2