Monday, August 22, 2011

Reich bows to protest of 9/11 CD cover art

A story which surprised me personally. Composer Steve Reich had selected one of the iconic images of the 9/11 attack for the cover of his composition WTC 9/11, a piece about the process of dealing with tragedy: the way people gradually work the overwhelming reality of what happened to them on that day into a story that can be told and made their own. Fitting though it may seem to many, it caused an uproar and Reich decided to have it changed. The full story, including thoughtful comments by the writer Anne Midgette in the link. Recommended.

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