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)