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Song for Flint

Song for Flint

for solo viola


  • Instrumentation: solo Viola
  • Edition: score
  • Order No.: ED 30319
€15.50  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.07 kg

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Description
Judith Butler defines “precarity” as the unequal distribution of precariousness. These are precarious times, in which access to safe clean water is an endangered human right, increasingly under siege by the damage to the planet brought about by humankind’s excesses. But this is also an epoch of systemic inequality, in which corporations, municipalities, and nation-states can and do inflict incremental or drastic harm on entire vulnerable populations, through war, deregulated pollution, and the differential withholding of basic life needs. Jasbir Puar has called out this cruel, largely unchecked capacity of the powerful, which she critically labels “the right to maim.” The people of Flint, Michigan became a historic example of a living population subjected to this kind of violence, in the form of environmental racism. In this Year of Water, I offer this piece, and my commission, to the children of Flint. – Vijay Iyer New York City October 2, 2019
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University for the Year of Water 2019-20
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: advanced
ISBN: 978-1-540-09405-6
ISMN: 979-0-60001-307-4
Performance duration: 10' 0"
Publisher: Schott Garden Music, New York
UPC: 840126924183
Year of composition: 2019
page number: 8
Performances
2019-10-24 | New York City (United States of America), Miller Theatre at Columbia University | World Premiere
Judith Butler defines “precarity” as the unequal distribution of precariousness. These are precarious times, in which access to safe clean water is an endangered human right, increasingly under siege by the damage to the planet brought about by humankind’s excesses. But this is also an epoch of systemic inequality, in which corporations, municipalities, and nation-states can and do inflict incremental or drastic harm on entire vulnerable populations, through war, deregulated pollution, and the differential withholding of basic life needs. Jasbir Puar has called out this cruel, largely unchecked capacity of the powerful, which she critically labels “the right to maim.” The people of Flint, Michigan became a historic example of a living population subjected to this kind of violence, in the form of environmental racism. In this Year of Water, I offer this piece, and my commission, to the children of Flint. – Vijay Iyer New York City October 2, 2019
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University for the Year of Water 2019-20
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: advanced
ISBN: 978-1-540-09405-6
ISMN: 979-0-60001-307-4
Performance duration: 10' 0"
Publisher: Schott Garden Music, New York
UPC: 840126924183
Year of composition: 2019
page number: 8
2019-10-24 | New York City (United States of America), Miller Theatre at Columbia University | World Premiere