Sarah Kirkland Snider‘s You Are Free (2015), performed by GVSU New Music Ensemble. The piece was a GVSU New Music Ensemble commission, as part of its Music in their Words project. The opening voice is that of Arvo Pärt, in an interview with Björk. He observes, among other things, “You can kill people with sound. And if you can kill, then maybe there is also the sound that is opposite of killing. And the distance between these two points is very big. And you are free–you can choose. In art everything is possible, but everything is not necessary.”
Credits: The photographs, as always on the blog unless otherwise indicated, are mine.