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Avishai Cohen: Flood

Flood is the second installment of Avishai Cohen’s projected three-CD project, The Big Rain Trilogy. Cohen is a world-class trumpet player. Flood gives him new cred as a composer and auteur.

The concept is complex. In the new millennium, it is impossible to call a work Flood without alluding to Katrina, and indeed Cohen says that the trilogy is his first attempt to explore social questions in musical settings. But he also sees floods, even lethal ones, as elements of nature’s cycle.

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