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Frederic Rzewski - Coming Together

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Published on Jul 2, 2012

Frederic Rzewski's 1972 masterpiece based on Sam Melville's letter written in Attica prison. Johanne Saunier (voice), George Alexander Van Dam (violin), Jan Rzewski (soprano saxophone), Pierre Quiriny (vibraphone), Pascal Rousseau (tuba), Céline Lory (DX7 synthesizer), Stephane Ginsburgh (piano). Live recording in Brussels, June 23, 2012 by Joachim Glaude. ©SONAR

"I think the combination of age and the greater coming together is responsible for the speed of the passing time. it's six months now and i can tell you truthfully few periods in my life have passed so quickly. i am in excellent physical and emotional health. there are doubtless subtle surprises ahead but i feel secure and ready. As lovers will contrast their emotions in times of crisis, so am i dealing with my environment. in the indifferent brutality, incessant noise, the experimental chemistry of food, the ravings of lost hysterical men, i can act with clarity and meaning. i am deliberate--sometimes even calculating--seldom employing histrionics except as a test of the reactions of others. i read much, exercise, talk to guards and inmates, feeling for the inevitable direction of my life." Sam Melville
(Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Melv...)

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