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STAR'S END Update 09.05.04

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS by John Adams commemorates those who lost their lives on the 11 September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. It also mourns
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      ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS by John Adams
      commemorates those who lost their lives on the 11 September
      2001 attack on the World Trade Center. It also mourns on behalf
      of those of us left behind. This work is without any contemplation
      of motive; it is about the nature of death and has been cited as
      the finest musical representation of this concept since the
      adagio from Mahler's Fourth. ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF
      SOULS was given its premiere by the New York Philharmonic on
      19 September 2002 at Lincoln Center. The CD presents a
      stereophonic recording of Adams work.

      According to Adams, "Transmigration means 'the movement
      from one place to another' or 'the transition from one state of
      being to another.' But in this case I mean it to imply the
      movement of the soul from one state to another. And I don't just
      mean the transition from living to dead, but also the change that
      takes place within the souls of those that stay behind, of those
      who suffer pain and loss and then themselves come away from
      that experience transformed."

      ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS contains no musical
      narrative. It refers not to any externalities, but to loss and grief,
      to our slowly dimming acceptance of reality and of movement
      into light. This work is a musical space for reflection and
      remembrance, of meditation on an unanswerable question.


      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from ON THE
      TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS by John Adams

      For more on John Adams access: http://www.earbox.com

      For more on ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS, access:
      http://www.nonesuch.com

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