Thursday, October 2, 2014

Women who shelter in their art

If you don’t like the world,” advises pianist and composer Joelle Khoury, “create one.” Sitting cross-legged on the dimly lit, carpeted stage of the French Institute’s Salle Montaigne auditorium, Khoury gestures furiously as she speaks. She pauses frequently for a jokey aside or a shared laugh with collaborators Alexandre Paulikevitch and Chaghig Arzoumanian.