2013 – for bass clarinet, MIDI generated instruments & sound samples – 12:45
World Premiere: February 27, 2014
Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet)
coming Fall 2017
(please ask if you require it before then)
Viewing footage on YouTube, I was completely shocked by the brutality of the violence in the 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 many fought back. This piece attempts to depict the horror of that day and place.
– Frank Horvat