Art is Radical

If truly creative, art is radical.

Art upends institutions and challenges us to examine the very fabric of our being, our society.  We are loosened.

We must re-member ourselves and our reason for living, what greater purpose beyond the tactics of greed, what measurement of a timeless nature, what pattern of the gods.

“Rain/Rubble”, demo excerpt of pianos from Aberfan.  Life forever altered.  Rain and rubble forever bound.

Laura Siersema is composer of Aberfan (7 pianos, voice and tools of rescue), a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  Your contribution ensures we can return to the studio to complete its recording.

Photo from AP Archives , the graves of Aberfan, October 27, 1966.


  1. Isn’t it time now you all left Aberfan alone using us for projects and art and making money off us, not meaning yourselves but there have been others,. Its time now after 51years to let us get on with our lives and not have to see things like this when you turn on the computer or TV or even open a paper or magazine some of us went through hell then and are still going through hell. So why doesn’t someone think of us for a change and leave us alone we are not a zoo we are a lovely little village that needs to get on with live without being interrupted again . as for the muzic it is awful if you’d wanted to do something why not a lovely happy piece to celebrate the lives that were lost don’t dwell on the day give thanks for the little lives. My brother,9years old, who was murdered by the coal board and myself severely injured and nearly died ,so I know what I am talking about……

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