I must share this. Interview with Chris Hedges on his latest book America: The Farewell Tour.
“This moment in history marks the end of a long, sad tale of greed and murder by the white races…Europeans and Americans have spent five centuries conquering, plundering , exploiting and polluting the earth in the name of human progress.”
As an artist, I work on the inside. Yet everything I experience — and compelled to compose — is mirrored on the outside. This book describes us in the context of history and fault, a world whose series of oppression and slaughter, greed and inequality, change only in details of the time. My composition Aberfan, which I continue to hold, is microcosm for the macrocosm of our drawing extinction.
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.