A Cup of Sin is composed for chamber ensemble and soprano based on the poetry of Nobel Prize-nominated Iranian poet Simin Behbahani. In this poem, Behbahani addresses sexual violence against women. A Cup of Sin was commissioned by Tim Brady for the Instruments of Happiness - The Lioness of Iran Project. The composition exists in two versions:
- Voice and electric guitar quartet
- Voice, clarinet, piano, viola, cello and electric guitar
The creation of this composition was made possible by a generous grant from the Ontario Arts Council Music Creation Project Grant.
Performances: Toronto (Mar. 22, 2018), Montréal (Mar. 27, 2018), Québec City (Mar. 29, 2018)
March 22nd concert was co-presented by New Music Concerts at Music Gallery.
The Lioness of Iran project was planned to go on tour in March 2020 and have more performances in Calgary and London, Ontario. However due to COVID19, the tour was cancelled.