Political Music. American Music.
We Americans have a penchant for argument which is manifested nowhere more clearly than in our political work.The show we’ve created on for Under the Radar at the Broad concerns the intersection of these political arguments and music.
We’re playing: Sousa, Nina Simone, 3 national anthems a la Jimi Hendrix, Merle Haggard and John Lennon, Samuel Barber, a piece about falling in love with oil by David T. Little, and one on the text of George W. and Barbara Bush in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster by Ted Hearne.
We hope you’re moved … to vote.
Here’s the program:
John Philip Sousa arranged by wild Up
from Katrina Ballads
— Ted Hearne
feat. Mezzo-soprano, Abigail Fischer
Three National Anthems a la Jimi Hendrix
— Nick Deyoe
Okie from Muskogee
— Merle Haggard / Wes Matthews
— John Lennon / Isaac Schankler
feat. Bobby Halvorson and Laura Anderson
— Samuel Barber / Richard Valitutto
Sweet Light Crude
— David T. Little
— Fredrick Rzewski
— Nina Simone / Andrew McIntosh