Arab Spring

It’s been a year.

As most of you know, I was once a classically trained musician. Though I no longer create music, I still keep my ear to the ground. (Sidenote: That’s a truly odd phrase, perhaps from some native time when one listened for hoofbeats or something?)

I came across this piece a young Arab-American composer wrote about the Arab Spring, and I found it incredible. Though his inspiration was the Egyptian Revolution in particular, I can see all of the uprisings. The videos from the news, images from Facebook and Twitter, recall blog posts I read; all of it is in this piece. If you are at all inclined towards this type of music, I encourage you to close your eyes and let it tell you its story.

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One Response to “Arab Spring”

  1. Astounding! You’re right. It really does summon up all those images.

    Really love the ‘improv’ feel to the clarinet part. It isn’t improvised, I know, but it kinda has that feel to it.

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