Archives: May 2007
Sat May 19, 2007
NEW PROGRAM: HEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR
HEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR
A program of compelling musical works conceived as a homage to victims of war on a global level.
Award-winning e-cellist, Jeffrey Krieger
The performance begins with Threnody, a song of mourning for victims of war by composer, Tom Flaherty, followed by Landmine, a text/sound work by Anna Rubin, which explores the landmine crisis especially as it has effected Cambodia. Interviews with experts in the field are heard interwoven with sampled sounds triggered by the performer as well as e-cello sound. Next, Jonathan Bergerís riveting work, The Lead Plates of the ROM Press, depicts the Nazi occupation members of the Resistance attempts to melt down the plates of great literary works and religious tracts in order to produce ammunition. Finally, the title work, Heal the Wounds of War for e-cello and video by composer, Ken Steen and media artist, Lyn Harper is composed of "found images" from broadcast TV programming on Veterans' Day, 1987 accompanied by haunting ethereal e-cello and electronic sound.
Images and a short video of a performance of Heal the Wounds of War can be found at http://www.xenarts.com/music/krieger/krieger_media.php
This program is eligible for a Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Arts Presentation Grant.
For additional information please contact Jeffrey Krieger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860)291-9437
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