Month: May 2015

“Aberfan” on WMCB, Greenfield, 107.9FM

Before we said anything, host Jackie Rose played this excerpt:

Please listen in May 29th, 6-7PM to “Northern Star Radio” streaming online at or over-the-air at 107.9FM.

Airs again Sunday, May 31st, 5-6PM and again next week, Friday, June 5th, 6-7PM and Sunday, June 7th, 5-6PM.

About the music sample:  “All Things Bright and Beautiful” was sung at morning assembly that day.  The catastrophic collapse occurred about 9:15am.

Aerial view, October 21, 1966, courtesy of AGU Blogosphere

“Aberfan” on Northern Star Radio

Going into GCTV at noon today to record an interview about Aberfan with host Jackie Rose for “Northern Star Radio” on Greenfield’s station, WMCB, 107.9 FM.

Airs this coming Friday, May 29th, 6-7PM, and Sunday, May 31st, 5-6PM and again next week, June 5th, 6-7PM, and Sunday, June 7th, 5-6PM.  Streaming on the web @  Listen Live!


“Aberfan” (Altered Rain, excerpt)

“Altered Rain” is a demo excerpt of 7 piano parts from my new composition Aberfan. Conceived to represent the thousands of people coming down the hillside following the mass funeral on a “windswept, grey” Thursday less than one week after the disaster, this musical section turns the Rain Sequence upside down.

This is Ronnie Davis, the first boy photographed by IC Rapoport in the aftermath of the tragedy.  He lost his older brother in the landslide and his house, close to the school, was destroyed.  He stands among the ruins.

Please help fund the recording.  All contributions are greatly appreciated.  DONATE NOW 

Aberfan is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.  Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Photo IC Rapoport  Aberfan, 1966


Photo by IC Rapoport