Cities change the Songs of Birds

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Duration 8:40

Cities change the Songs of Birds is a triptych of songs for harp and audio, based on speech from homeless and drug addicted women in NYC. Composed by request of Lavinia Meijer in 2008 with financial support from the FPA. The premiere at the World Harp Congress in 2008 caused a scandal. The harpist and the composer were accused of ‘musical terrorism’. This music can also be performed on piano. Jan Willem Looze and JacobTV added a concert video.

1. Lying Piece of Shit 2:09
2. From the Time she was a Baby 3:30
3. That’s it Your Honour 2:52

Concert video:

CD recording by harpist Uno Alexander Vesje: