Truth, reconciliation and 100 voices
July 5, 2007 5:26 PM Subscribe
"REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony"
debuts tomorrow night in New York. South African composer Philip Miller listened to hundreds of hours of audio cassettes from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings - the testimonies of torture victims, as well as their torturers who were given pardon in exchange for their testimony - and composed music around the samples he selected. It premiered in Capetown in late 2006; utterly haunting excerpts available here