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Soldier Songs
David T. Little
David T. Little
http://davidtlittle.com/projects/soldier-songs/
July 28, 2006
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Soldier Songs is an evening-length multimedia event from composer David T. Little that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused-concert music, and animation to explore the perceptions versus the realities of the Soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. Music can be easily co-opted to serve a political or ideological message or it can equally be a vehicle for reflection, engagement, and emotional connection, as is seen in this gripping music-theatre work.

This work traces the shift in perception of war from the age of 6 to the age of 66. We follow the abstract character through the three phases of life: Youth (playing war games), Warrior (time served in the military) and Elder (aged, wise, reflective).
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Beth Morrison Projects
beth@bethmorrisonprojects.org
646-682-7181
http://davidtlittle.com
http://www.bethmorrisonprojects.org/

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