Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem): Liner Notes

Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem): Liner Notes
Library Shelf Location 18.HUGH
Publication Date 2019

Liner notes booklet to accompany vinyl record release of Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem).

Aaron Hughes presents Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem) a double vinyl record that connects artists across time and place, from World War I to the “Global War on Terror,” from the UK to Iraq. These connections acknowledge the recurring traumas of war and, conversely, the human connections that happen despite the pain.

The album features improvised cello by maestro Karim Wasfi, hip-hop by The Syrian Kings, and poetry by Dunya Mikhail, Carlos Sirah, Kevin Basl, and Aaron Hughes. This new composition includes an original sound design by Nate Sandberg Directed by Aaron Hughes and samples from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, performed at Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962 by the London Symphony Orchestra, Melos Ensemble, The Bach Choir and London Symphony Chorus, Highgate School Choir, Simon Preston on organ, and soloists Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

The record can be streamed or purchased here:

Quantity 1
Authors Carlos Sirah, Dunya Mikhail, Kevin Basl, Wilfred Owen
Formats Paperback, PDF File
Related Artists Aaron Hughes, Karim Wasfi, Syrian Kings
Categories Printmaking, Music, Poetry/Verse
Keywords Art and war, Wars, War on Terror, War Veterans, Activism
Related Events BALTIC Artists' Award 2019 (15 February – 16 June 2019), Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem)

Other Artists

Other Recent Books