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WTC 9/11 and “Falling Man”

The beginning of Falling Man paints a haunted picture of the event of 9/11 as one of the main characters, Keith, walks through the chaos of it. The debris and rubble are falling around him as people run past. It is a very chaotic scene. While listening to Steve Reich’s “WTC 9/11,” I was reminded […]

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WTC 9/11

What I noticed about this piece was that, starting about halfway through, when the recorded voices that emerge from the string music become¬†intelligible, the recordings are played in the same way. First, we hear a snippet, then the snippet plus the seconds that follow come immediately afterward (e.g. “Plane just crashed- Plane just crashed into […]

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Steve Reich, “WTC 9/11”

Here is a link to the first movement from Steve Reich‘s composition “WTC 9/11.” The music is performed by the Kronos Quartet¬†with recorded voices from 9/11. The photograph shown in the video (below, left) was to appear on the cover of the album, but a new cover (below, right) was selected after many objected to […]

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