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Composers, poets, and performers artistically respond to gun violence.

This recording is part of a larger project, TRIGGER: Artists Respond to Gun Violence. This concept is to bring composers and poets together to respond artistically to the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S. The other parts of the project include a book of poetry and other writings, and an electronic folio of scores for speaking percussion. Trigger reckons with the issue of gun violence from many angles: school shootings, a personal history with guns, the gun lobby, the connection of guns with fervent religiious zealotry, the psychology of violence in public spaces, and how the wake of violence leaves indelible imprints on people's minds and bodies. John Lane has appeared on stages throughout the Americas, Australia, and Japan. He is the director of percussion studies at Sam Houston State University. Allen Otte has toured for decades throughout the world performing new and experimental music created for him and his colleagues. He is a professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati.
John Lane, Allen Otte, composers
Consumer Market
John Lane (fixed media & sound sculpture); Allen Otte (sound sculpture with interactive electronics)

Bonnie Whiting, composer
Bring Many Names
Torch Quartet

Nick Lantz, composer
John Lane (speaker)

Elizabeth A. Baker, composer
John Lane (percussion, voice, and interactive electronics)

Nick Lantz, composer
15 Acres
John Lane (speaker)

Amanda Schoofs, composer
John Lane (percussion, voice, and field recordings)

Nick Lantz, composer
Poem Not ending with My Grandfather's Will
John Lane (speaker)

Danny Clay, composer
John Lane (percussion and voice)

Allen Otte, composer
Three Contrafacta
Allen Otte (prepared piano, electronics, and voice)

Review to come.