Alice Shields has been commissioned by SAVVY-Contemporary in Berlin to create a new piece for voice and electronic music for performance, exhibition and radio presentation in Berlin, Germany in Spring 2021 and participate during the events. Shields’ work will be premiered as part of the celebration of Egyptian-American composer Halim El-Dabh and the composers he inspired. El-Dabh was one of the first composers at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in New York. Shields, who later became Associate Director at the Center, was influenced by El-Dabh’s electronic experimentations with voice. The events are funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, MaerzMusik and the Goethe Institute.