08/14/13 – Cairo

2013 – for bass clarinet, MIDI generated instruments & sound samples – 12:45

Sheet Music

Score (pdf)
[please contact me for the tape part]

Performances

World Premiere: February 27, 2014
Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet)

Recordings

coming Fall 2017
(please ask if you require it before then)

Album: The Current Agenda
Releasing: Fall 2017
Location: THE FARM, Toronto
Musicians: Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet)
Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin
 

The Current Agenda album - composed by Frank Horvat

Programme Notes

Viewing footage on YouTube, I was completely shocked by the brutality of the violent crackdown on protesters in Cairo, Egypt on August 14, 2013. Within hours, hundreds were killed as army bulldozers cleared encampments that were occupied by people protesting the removal, by the army, of the democratically elected president. Live ammunition and tear gas were used as people ran for their lives or tried to save the injured. Despite the carnage, many protesters were defiant. Many chanted political slogans and fought back. This piece attempts to depict the horror of that day.

– Frank Horvat

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