Tuesday, February 26, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
“The ground shook, the windows broke out, no one knew what happened, we just saw a lot of black soot coming from the vents." — Both women survived the first World Trade Center bombing that killed six and injured more than 1,000. They again found themselves at Ground Zero on September 11.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Here’s the problem with Steve Reich’s newest work to hit recording WTC 9/11: While you want it to be good as a means of doing justice to the tragic events it musically marks, t’s also hard to see the piece turn out to be too good, because listening to a work of such cathartic and unsettling power has to be, like a bottle of Scotch old enough to vote, a judiciously parsed-out experience both to ensure potency and minimize the raw feeling you’re left with at the end of this 16-minute work.