Friday, October 10, 2014

Recording: Thin Edge Music Collective

Artist: Thin Edge Music Collective

Song: Coming Together [excerpt] [composer: Frederic Rzewski]

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (INTERsection 2014), September 6, 2014.

Thin Edge Music Collective - Coming Together [excerpt]

Read a few thoughts about the day as a whole here. After a tasty rip through John Cage's Credo In Us, Thin Edge pivoted to present Frederic Rzewski's piece, based on a text by American activist Sam Melville recounting his experiences as a prisoner in the notorious Attica prison, powerfully evoked by Olaf Szester's narration. The musical and textural repetition here hints at the numbing, rage-inducing monotony of prison life. "Deliberate — sometimes even calculating ... feeling for the inevitable direction of my life."

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