Nicholson Baker Sings!
August 24, 2012 9:04 AM Subscribe
Nicholson Baker has recorded a protest song.
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The South Korean government is constructing a naval base on Jeju Island
, off the southern part of the Korean peninsula. Its close proximity to China and Japan makes it a strategic location, to the detriment of its residents
, most of whom oppose the base. A protest movement
seeks to halt construction. Baker, author of fiction and nonfiction books such as The Mezzanine
, and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
, wrote "Jeju Island Song" in support of the protest.
Nicholson Baker studied briefly at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and has performed as a substitute bassoonist with the Rochester Philharmonic, but this is his first publicly released song.