New Sounds Special Podcast: O+A -Requiem for Fossil Fuels (Mini-Preview)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


"Requiem for Fossil Fuels," is a new setting by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger of the traditional mass.  Performed by a quartet of vocal virtuosi with the composers at the helm of an 8-channel “Orchestra of Cities,” this piece is driven by the clamorous sounds of the metropolis (site-specific recordings): traffic, construction, alarms, chatter as well as sounds of helicopters, jets and harbor sourced outside the Winter Garden in 2004 when O+A presented their sonic installation, Blue Moon, on the Plaza. 


From O+A's site: "As we face the passing of our fossil fuel dependent way of life, we hope to gain insight by examining the sounds of our culture through the lens of the Requiem Mass.”

The concert takes place at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Friday November 12, 2010 at 7PM.  Admission is FREE.


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