Sahba Motallebi – Birth – Rumi’s night concert – 2015

Sahba Motallebi – “Birth” – Rumi’s Night Concert – Newport Beach, California – 2015

I composed “Birth” after the delivery of my second child in August 2014, and the theme came to mind while I was in labor at the hospital. This piece talks about the contrasts between happiness and sadness, the joy of giving “Birth” and its spiritual facets, but also combined with lots of pain, being worried, wondering and more. I Also elaborated musically on the rebirth after death, which is again the combination of being in peace when spirit is flying freely, but at the same time the pain experienced by the people that will miss he or she who passed away.