Month: March 2016

“Aberfan”, Final Hymn

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I discovered footage from the AP Archives that had no sound.  Here is a shot from that 5 minutes of film taken at the mass funeral of victims of the Aberfan disaster.

Here is a demo excerpt from Aberfan, Final Hymn, “Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep”, sung at the service on the hillside.

Aberfan is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.  Make your contribution here.

 

Spring

DSC00096Watching for spring to come in the many grant applications and letters sent out for Aberfan — a project at the crossroads of modern music, environmental justice, performance art, experimental media and landscape of the human soul.

Aberfan is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts.  In order to pull this off I need your help.  Make a donation of any size here.

 

“Aberfan” Rain — Rubble

 

Aberfan articulates a broadening and deepening of artistic practice, far beyond what I’ve ever experienced, yet is inclusive of everything before it — the search, over years, for my own creative voice in composition.  Propelling itself through me, Aberfan is its own whole, symbol of what is most lacking in our world, as in our families and deep within ourselves, natural expression is desecrated and buried, just as our land is leveled.

Here is an excerpt of 2 pianos from Aberfan, the aftermath of a man-made disaster, a mix of rain and rubble.

Aberfan is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.  Make your contribution here.